The American film industry cannot thank the USSR enough for having existed.
Without the big bad red, how many spy or war films would not have seen the light of day?
With the fall of the Soviet system thirty years ago, one imagined that the genre would disappear, as the western ended up almost giving up the ghost - alas.
The corpse is still moving.
Next Wednesday is released in theaters
An Ordinary Spy,
by Dominic Cooke.
Staging ... ordinary (in any case, classic).
But interpretation of Benedict Cumberbatch… extraordinary.
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Andreï Sakharov: the death of "the conscience of the USSR" 30 years ago
As in the excellent
by Christian Carion, the film is inspired by a true story whose stake is the "treatment" of a Russian (here a colonel of the GRU) who, out of sincere pacifism, wants to provide the West ultra-confidential documents so that the free world can anticipate Moscow's actions and prevent a global nuclear conflict.
Oleg Penkovsky will thus offer, between August 1961
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