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The Russia House

A SPY STORY… A LOVE STORY… A STORY TO CROSS ALL BOUNDARIES.

russiahouseAfter receiving a mysterious manuscript from a Soviet woman (Michelle Pfeiffer), British publisher ‚ÄĚBarley‚ÄĚ Scott Blair (Sean Connery) is interrogated by MI6 and later sent as a spy to the Soviet Union to find a man called ‚ÄĚDante‚ÄĚ. A spy thriller with appealing ingredients. It was only the second American movie to be granted permission to film in the Soviet Union, which the filmmakers use to great advantage. The actors are good and Jerry Goldsmith‚Äôs music score one of his all-time best. In spite of all this, it‚Äôs a slow-moving story that never hooks us emotionally.

1990-U.S. 123 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by¬†Fred Schepisi. Screenplay: Tom Stoppard. Novel: John le Carr√©. Music: Jerry Goldsmith. Cast: Sean Connery (Bartholomew ‚ÄĚBarley‚ÄĚ Scott Blair), Michelle Pfeiffer (Katya Orlova), Roy Scheider (Russell), James Fox, Klaus Maria Brandauer, John Mahoney‚Ķ J.T. Walsh, Ken Russell.

Trivia: Mike Nichols was allegedly considered for directing duties.

 

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