Movie Fanatic saw John le Carre's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy last evening and immediately the film shot into the top 5 of our Best of 2011. Our review is coming December 9 -- the day the film premieres. To bring our readers further into the spy fray, we present a featurette that takes audiences deeper into the world Le Carre created with his masterwork which filmmaker Tomas Alfredson has crafted expertly on screen with a who’s-who of UK talent.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy takes place in 1973 Cold War Britain as the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) is frantically trying to keep up with global espionage and maintain security for the homeland. As a mission in Hungary appears to be compromised, Gary Oldman’s George Smiley is brought in to weed out a Soviet mole at the highest levels of British intelligence.
The film not only features Oldman in a role that could earn him an Oscar nod, but also an Oscar winner in Colin Firth and a bevy of British thespians including Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Stephen Graham, Ciaran Hinds, Toby Jones, David Dencik and Benedict Cumberbarch.