Bridge of Spies: Film Guide

Bridge of Spies
Bridge of Spies




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A film guide that looks at Bridge of Spies (2015), in which a lawyer negotiates the release of an American pilot in exchange for a Soviet agent being held in the United States during the Cold War.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including Citizenship, Politics and History in addition to highlighting themes surrounding spies, The Cold War, community, ethics, historical periods, democracy, crime and justice, and directors.

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  • Citizenship
  • History
  • Politics

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