R | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley (Gary Oldman) is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6.
Gary Oldman revealed that, for this movie, he relearned his native English accent, as he had lost most of it since moving to the U.S.
You weren't followed?
Jim Prideaux: No.
Control: Better come in.
The disappearing green towel: At the beginning of the movie - as the credits are still rolling, Smiley (Gary Oldman) after having completed a swim in a "pond," thereafter in street clothes leaves the optometrist's office with his bulky swimming "towel" under his arm. The very next scene he is walking through a snow covered park hands in pockets but without the towel. Then the next two scenes the towel is back again - this as he first walks along a street and then arrives at his front door.
There is a dedication in the closing credits: "For Bridget O'Connor".
English, Russian, Hungarian, French, Turkish
$310,562 11 December 2011
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