16 April 2001 | dj_kennett
Low key and unconvincing love story
This is one of the many films that have a promising synopsis and fail to really engage.
It's the story of two young lovers who meet at the ballet in London. One works in the code room at the US Embassy, the other the daughter of the Soviet ambassador. They decide that love transcends politics and run away together. They have an unconvincing escape across the channel during a violent storm and are last seen sailing away together (to where no-one is sure).
All the potential for drama and conflict between the two bitter enemies is lost and the actors themselves seem unconvinced.