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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

***No spoilers***

This is an old film now, so this review is rather superfluous. However, I have only just had the chance to watch it properly, and some of you who have never seen it may be interested. Hence no spoilers. Based on the well-known book by John Le Carre, this is a film about the British Secret Service, and is set in the 1970s, when the ‚Cold War‘ was at its height as far as espionage was concerned. I already knew the story, as I had not only read the book, but had also seen the superb 1979 TV adaptation, starring Alec Guinness. I wondered how the film could match that, and tell the story in just over two hours.

Much of the film is set in and around London, in the offices of the inner circle of British spymasters, known as ‚The Circus‘…

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