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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 Cold War spy thriller film directed by Tomas Alfredson. The screenplay was written by Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan, based on John le Carré's 1974 novel of the same name. The film, starring Gary Oldman as George Smiley, along with Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Ciarán Hinds, and featuring David Dencik, is set in London in the early 1970s and follows the hunt for a Soviet double agent at the top of the British secret service.

Plot

In 1973, "Control", head of British intelligence ("The Circus"), sends agent Jim Prideaux to Budapest to meet a Hungarian Army general wishing to defect, and who has the name of a mole that the Russians have planted "right at the top" of British Intelligence. The meeting is a trap and Prideaux is shot as he tries to leave. Following the botched assignment, Control and his right-hand man George Smiley are forced to retire. Control dies shortly thereafter.

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    award European Film Award for Best Composer European Film Award for Best Production Designer
    contentLocation Istanbul London Paris
    director Tomas Alfredson
    editor Dino Jonsäter
    genre thriller
    keywords agent handler analyst army general asylum beaten and tortured bill haydon black sea black sea fleet british intelligence build cable capture catatonic state central intelligence agency cia civil servant claim clean code name control cultural attaché diplomatic cable duty officer enhanced interrogation techniques exchange field agent follow force french teacher george smiley handler hide hungarian army hungarian people\'s army id intelligence analysis jim prideaux meet military officer mole murder pass peter guillam prisoner exchange retire ricki tarr right of asylum safe house secret intelligence service soviet soviet union special branch station chief suspect toby esterhase want
    musicBy Alberto Iglesias
    nomination Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay European Film Award for Best Actor European Film Award for Best Cinematographer European Film Award for Best Composer European Film Award for Best Production Designer European Film Award – People's Choice Award for Best European Film
    producer Eric Fellner Robyn Slovo Tim Bevan
    productionCompany Karla Films Kinowelt Filmproduktion Paradis Films StudioCanal Working Title Films
    publisher StudioCanal
    recordedAt Blythe House Budapest Budapest Keleti railway station Budapest Western Railway Terminal Clerkenwell Fisherman's Bastion Inglis Barracks Istanbul London Párizsi udvar Turkey Victoria and Albert Museum
    theme spy