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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Sun 13 November 2011 // 20:00
Mon 14 November 2011 // 20:00
Tue 15 November 2011 // 20:00

(Sunday 13th - Tuesday 15th / 8pm / £5/4/3 ttt)
(Tomas Alfredson / 2011 / France/UK/Germany / 127 minutes / cert 15)

Gary Oldman steps into Alec Guinness's formidable shoes as George Smiley, the British Intelligence officer drawn out of retirement to find a Soviet mole in le Carre's engrossing spy thriller.

Director Tomas Alfredson, who did an excellent job with 'Let The Right One In', creates tension and intrigue without resorting to James Bond/Jason Bourne style action and glamour.

There are no car-chases or explosions; instead we see a world of bureaucratic wrangling, deal-making and back-stabbing where no one can be trusted and the thrill is in the details. Oldman gives a pleasingly subtle performance and is joined by an all-star cast including John Hurt, Colin Firth and Kathy Burke.