Director Tomas Alfredson Talks About “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
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It was an honor meeting director Tomas Alfredson! I love “Let the Right One In,” the original Swedish version (okay, I enjoyed the American remake “Let Me In” by Matt Reeves too). But Alfredson is a master of mood and atmosphere and drama, and he brings his skills in his first English film, the gripping spy thriller, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.”
In this interview, we talked about:
*** What interested him in doing the film?
*** How did he make sure that his adaptation is different than the popular BBC version?
*** His experience in making his first English movie
*** This is the first of the Karla trilogy, are we going to see the last two?
Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
The time is 1973. The Cold War of the mid-20th Century continues to damage international relations. Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), a.k.a. MI6 and code-named the Circus, is striving to keep pace with other countries' espionage efforts and to keep the U.K. secure. The head of the Circus, known as Control, personally sends dedicated operative Jim Prideaux into Hungary.
Genres: Adaptation and Thriller
Running Time: 2 hr. 8 min.
Release Date: December 9th, 2011
MPAA Rating: R for violence, some sexuality/nudity and language.
Distributors: Focus Features
U.S. Box Office: $879,548
Cast and Credits
Starring: Gary Oldman, Kathy Burke, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt
Directed by: Tomas Alfredson
Produced by: Tim Bevan, Robyn Slovo (II), Eric Fellner
Year of Production: 2011
Country: United States