PG-13 | | Drama, History, Thriller
During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.
Steven Spielberg's intuition of how to combine the camera and visual storytelling, with text, subtext and character, is prodigious according to Kristie Macosko Krieger. She said: "Every director is a visual storyteller, but what sets Steven apart, is that he is literally taking in everything that's going on around him. He allows every other department to be at their best at all times, because he trusts them, so there is a sense of calmness on the set, because every person on the crew has the confidence to do what they do so well." Kristie Macosko Krieger added of Janusz Kaminski: "Watching Janusz work is phenomenal. He sees things that none of us can see, and he sees it in the light, and he sees it where the camera is, and it just seems so instinctual to him."
My coat was stolen from me.
Ivan Schischkin: What did you expect? It was from Saks Fifth Avenue, wasn't it?
The street of Friedrichstrasse in Berlin was much wider in real life than displayed in the movie. A tank or car could pass easily on each side of Checkpoint Charlie guard house without having to drive on the sidewalk during that time period.
English, German, Russian
$15,371,203 (USA) (18 October 2015)