Sunday, March 3, 2013

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - T. Alfredson (2011)


Brown suits, sideburns, cigarettes and briefcases galore in this adaptation of Le Carré's spy classic.

I'll readily admit my longstanding deference for Alfredson's dad, one of Sweden's foremost comic figures, may well have influenced my opinion on this movie, which I found elegantly filmed, in a subdued, restrained way albeit more classic than cutting-edge.

Must also confess to having missed the beginning and never read the novel.
The plot - with its fifth-column infiltrators, frequent flashbacks and murmured dialogue, heavily laden with innuendo - therefore soon had me utterly lost.



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