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Based on the incredible true story of a businessman turned spy.

In this true-life Cold War spy thriller, unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) becomes entangled in one of the greatest international conflicts in history. Recruited by MI6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), Wynne forms a covert partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze), and both men risk everything in a danger-fraught race against time to provide the intelligence needed to prevent nuclear confrontation and end the Cuban Missile Crisis.

  • 1 hr 52 minPG13
  • Mar 19, 2021
  • Suspense

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AMC Artisan Films

Academy Award-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch leads a number of top-shelf performances in this twisty, true story of espionage in plain sight set during the backdrop of the Cold War. Although there have been a number of spy stories set during this period, this carefully measured thriller brings to light a transformative story that is not well known, leaving the outcome in question until the end.

Cast & Crew

  • Benedict CumberbatchGreville Wynne

  • Rachel BrosnahanEmily Donovan

  • Jessie BuckleySheila

  • Merab NinidzeOleg Penkovsky

  • Dominic CookeDirector

  • Adam AcklandProducer

  • Ben PughProducer

  • Rory AitkenProducer

  • Ben BrowningProducer

  • Tom O'ConnorWriter