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A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.

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Edward Hall

Writer:

William Boyd (by)
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Hayley Atwell ... Eva Delectorskaya
Rufus Sewell ... Lucas Romer
Michelle Dockery ... Ruth Gilmartin
Michael Gambon ... Lord Romer
Charlotte Rampling ... Sally Gilmartin
Thekla Reuten ... Sylvia Rhys Meyers
Adrian Scarborough ... Morris Devereux
Bertie Carvel ... Mason Harding
Bernhard Schir Bernhard Schir ... Bobby von Arnim
Alexander Fehling ... Karl-Heinz
Kevin Guthrie ... Alfie Blytheswood
Tom Brooke ... Angus Woolf
Anthony Calf ... Gerald Laird
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marius Botha Marius Botha ... Dutch Agent
David Butler David Butler ... Keegan-Vale
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1976:- Ruth Gilmartin visits her mother Sally in rural Cambridgeshire and is amazed to learn she is a Russian refugee born Eva Delectorskaya, recruited as a spy by the British in 1939. After narrowly escaping death in the Netherlands Eva is sent to America to seduce the married Mason Harding, an adviser to the president, to find out if the Americans intend joining the war, a mission she successfully accomplishes. However a second assignment is to supply a map to American agents supposedly outlining a planned German invasion of the States but Eva spots errors in the map, informing her spy master and lover Lucas Romer and other colleagues. Though the map fools the president Eva survives an attempt to kill her and, as her fellow spies die one by one,is convinced she was betrayed. Even in the 1970s, years after the event, she believes her life is in danger and shocks Ruth by buying a shotgun for her protection. She gets Ruth to contact Romer, posing as a journalist interested in wartime ... Written by comma space

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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When Eva is being tailed in town (as part of her training), she walks towards the rear of a parked car (registration BPT591). In the next shot she is walking towards the front of that same car. See more »

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War time spy drama
2 May 2013 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

The description of the three hour, two episode drama is misleading. The daughter doesn't find out her mother is not who she thought she was. Instead she is given a manuscript containing the complete story of her mother's life. Most of the film is what Hayley Atwell's character did in the 40's, with little that makes any sense in the 1970's "present".

Now, the story is interesting, a sort of cloak and dagger British Intelligence outfit that is tasked with convincing the Americans to join the war effort in favour of Europe. Sexy Eva is recruited, trained and unleashed upon unsuspecting foreign agents. However, as many have noticed, the execution of the plot survives only to the most superficial scrutiny. But it is damn ridiculous to complain about the inconsistencies, though, if we liked the movie. It's not like we don't know it's a film.

What does strike as slightly annoying is the length of the feature. Certainly this could have been more concise in the length of a normal film or more detailed and watchable in a three or four episode miniseries. As such, you can't wait for it to be over, waiting for the climactic ending that, alas, doesn't really come. Everything is explained in the end, but with a fizzling finale that holds no power and creates no emotion.

Beautiful Hayley Atwell and Rufus Seawell both made the film bearable due to their performance. Perhaps it would have been better to just discard the 1970's story and just tell the 1940 one from beginning to end. The Americans would have done so, ended the story with her escaping and quickly preparing a sequel. :)


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