TV Mini-Series | TV-14 | | Drama, Thriller
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.
One of five filmed adaptations from three of author John le Carré novels which feature the word "spy" in the title. The productions are two BBC mini-series, A Perfect Spy (1987) and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), the classic 1960s feature film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965), the later cinema movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), and the mini-series remake The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (2018).
As a good socialist, I'm going where the money is. As a good capitalist, I'm sticking with the revolution because if you can't beat it, spy on it.
Jim Prideaux goes off on his abortive mission to Czechoslovakia at the end of March. Following this scene is a strap-line that says "six months later". That should put the continuing action at the end of September. However we see snow on the roads, and Roddy Martindale saying to George Smiley in the restaurant "... I do hope you're not going to tip him. It's a guinea at Christmas".
In the closing credits, the church prayer "Nunc dimittis" is played. This prayer describes Simeon's wish to depart this world after having witnessed the newborn Messiah. In context, this theme is used to bid farewell to the viewer.
English, Czech, Russian
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