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Based on a true story, Drama, Period and Historical, War Films
English / German
In 1957, at the height of the Cold War, Soviet spy Rudolf Abel was arrested in New York and put on trial. Keen to give the appearance of due process, insurance lawyer James Donovan was recruited to act as his representative in court. A few years later, an American pilot is captured in Soviet Russia, an event that brings Donovan and Abel into the centre of extremely tense and sensitive political negotiations, and a divided Berlin under transformation as the infamous wall goes up. Spielberg’s elegantly constructed, confident thriller provides a restrained yet human insight into a turbulent period of 20th century history, with a subtly implied commentary on global events in the modern world.
Contains some strong language and violence.
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A film guide that looks at Bridge of Spies (2015), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
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We take a look at the many challenges - both technical and human - involved in bringing The BFG and Roald Dahl's other worlds to life on screen.
Reading time 9 mins
Director Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks reunite to explore the Cold War in new thriller Bridge of Spies.
Reading time 10 mins
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Reading time 6 mins
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