A Must Watch!
This is a brilliantly executed movie on the real life story of the British businessman Greville Wynne and Officer of the Sovient Union, Oleg Penkovsky and how these two brave men had saved the world from the bringe of a destructive war during the 1960s cold war. However, Greville survived it with a harsh imprisonment in Russia, Penkovsky couldn't make it out.
The movie gives a poignant account of the families of these people who act as spies and sources both serving for or against their government. The friendship that developed between these two men during the meetings is also well depicted.
One of the best aspect of the movie is the way it has demonstrated few emotions; when they are sitting in the theatre enjoying the ballet, and with every passing tune of the music they were being terrified, that maybe this is the best thing they would enjoy for the last time in their life. Then in the jail, when they confronted each other Greville was atleast successful in informing Penkovsky that his efforts didn't go in vain, and he actually was able to stop the war.
I truly can't even imagine the pain, suffering these people need to get through in their lives. I pay a heartfelt tribute to these brave hearts who are constantly working for peace in the shadows, with the constant fear that they can just die any minute.
Lastly, amazingly presented by the film makers and brilliantly performed by Benedict Cumberbatch & Merab Ninidze.
I recommend everyone to watch this movie!