Russia House

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Product Overview

An expatriate british publisher unexpectedly finds himselfworking for british intelligence to investigate people inrussia.


Studio MGM
SKU 40162686
UPC 027616871503
UPC 14 00027616871503
Format DVD
Release Date 1/15/2008
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Sean Connery and Michelle Pfieffer ignite the screen in this enchanting adaptation of John Le Carre's suspenseful espionage drama. Connery portrays Barley Blair -- a lonely, middle aged, hard-drinking, London publisher -- who has a love for all things Russian. While in Russia, Barley captures the attention of a daring Russian scientist (Klaus Maria Brandauer), who attempts to send him a top secret manuscript disclosing the secrets of Russian military defense, which, if published in the West could alter the global balance of power. However, the manuscript falls into the hands of the British C.I.A., and they coerce Blair into traveling to the Soviet Union to find out the identity of the manuscript's author and the validity behind the secret military codes. Reluctantly, Blair arrives in the cold landscape, hoping to complete his mission and leave as soon as possible. But his contact turns out to be Katya (Michelle Pfieffer), a sensitive and beautiful Russian editor, and Blair soon falls deeply in love with her. Realizing she is an unwitting pawn in a deadly game, he does everything he can to protect her, and his empty life is once again filled with meaning. Set against the vivid backdrop of Russia's most beautiful cities, this thriller explores the tension filled years during and after Glasnost as Russia struggled to gain power and shed their previous political reputation. Featuring a fine ensemble cast including: director Ken Russell, Roy Scheider, and James Fox.
Rolling Stone "...A rare and enthralling spectacle..." 01/10/1991 p.58
Los Angeles Times "...It's entrancing....Schepisi may have made the first truly and intelligently uplifting spy movie. His style here is magisterial yet playful..." 12/19/1990 p.F1
USA Today "[An] eye-boggling travelogue that's easy to take..." 09/13/2005 p.4D
Fred Schepisi
Sean Connery
Michelle Pfeiffer
Cast & Crew
Michael Kitchen - Star
Sean Connery - Star
Michelle Pfeiffer - Star
David Threlfall - Star
John Mahoney - Star
Klaus Maria Brandauer - Star
Blu Mankuma - Star
J.T. Walsh - Star
Roy Scheider - Star
James Fox - Star
Tom Stoppard - Screenwriter
Richard MacDonald - Production Designer
Jerry Goldsmith - Composer
Paul Maslansky - Producer
Peter Honess - Editor
John Le Carré - Source Writer
Ruth Myers - Costume Designer
Fred Schepisi - Producer
Fred Schepisi - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1991
Catalog ID 1002963
UPC 00027616871503
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 123 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
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