Gary Oldman stars in Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of John Le Carré’s classic Cold War spy novel about a British intelligence officer who comes out of retirement to track down a Russian operative working within MI6.
Following the capture of a British agent in Communist Hungary, veteran spy George Smiley (Oldman) is forced out of his job. However, after a field agent (Tom Hardy) raises suspicions that there’s a mole at the top of the chain of command, he is secretly called upon by the government to investigate. He enlists the help of trusted confidant Peter Guillam (Benedict Cumberbatch), and sets about trying to find out if the allegation is true – and if it is, which of his former colleagues is the defector.
The film received Oscar nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and for Oldman as Best Actor. It also won two Bafta Awards, including Best British Film.
Cast: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciarán Hinds
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo
Scriptwriters: Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan
Based on the novel Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carré
Composer: Alberto Iglesias
Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema
UK / StudioCanal – Karla Films – Paradis Films – Kinowelt Filmproduktion – Working Title Films / 127 minutes / 2011