Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Produced by: Steven Spielberg; Marc Platt; Kristie Macosko Krieger
Written by: Matt Charman; Joel Coen; Ethan Coen
Starring: Tom Hanks; Mark Rylance; Amy Ryan; Alan Alda
Music by: Thomas Newman
Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski
Edited by: Michael Kahn
Genre: Historical legal thriller
Running time: 141 minutes
1957 at the height of Cold war. The US and Soviet Union fear each other’s nuclear capabilities and intentions. Both sides deploy spies and hunt for them.
Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks) is an ordinary man placed in extraordinary circumstances which pulls him out to the light. He is asked by the US government to advocate for the spy of Soviet Union. As many proceedings in a diplomatic state is only be done by the situation demanded by the position, he wants to gain back American pilot along with an American boy who taken into Soviet on charges of spying and in the Germany’s
East West play respectively. One of the charming screenplay. James Donovan during the first meeting with (Mark Rylance) Rudolf Abel he will say that do not speak with anyone in the government or agency except me to the extent you trust me and he will add that frankly everybody wants you send you to the electric chair. The Russian spy will not be taken aback(for the entire movie though) and for which he would reply ok and asks does getting alarm really helps? He asks Donovan for some papers and materials to draw with. When he answers in the negative
He reiterates taking his glass off that US have men as him to do the job and if he would not wish them to be treated well if they were caught? A MUST SEE MOVIE from Steven Spielberg one of my favourites.
Further Reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960_U-2_incident