Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, a film by Tomas Alfredson, dives into a post-Cold War world of espionage and deceit. Based on the novel by John Le Carre, the film challenges its audience to a game of ‘who-dunnit?’ as the plot weaves through a series of flashbacks and intricate details.
The film unfolds in 1973 when former operative George Smiley is uprooted from his unwanted retirement and is asked to uncover a Russian mole buried deep within MI6, an establishment commonly referred to as ‘the Circus’. Audiences will be delighted as Alfredson presents the story with powerful drama and authority. A former member of MI5 and MI6, Le Carre has first hand experience working undercover at the height of the Cold War, thus bringing credibility to the plot that is unparalleled.
With an incredible cast, including Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy and John Hurt, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a smart mystery begging to be exposed.
Photo: Ricki Tarr (Tom Hardy) discovers that may be a high-ranking Soviet mole within the Circus