The Russia House

The Russia House

DVD - 2001
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Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer both deliver exceptional performances as two people - he from England, she from Russia - caught up in a world of spies and politics, whose love could prove fatal to them both. When Katya, a beautiful Russian book editor attempts to send British publisher Barley Blair a manuscript written by "DANTE", a noted Soviet scientist, she unwittingly involves him in a world of international espionage. Having met Blair at a dinner party, Dante trusts him to publish the manuscript, which contains information that could alter the balance of world power. But before the manuscript reaches Blair it is intercepted by the West's spy-masters, who then send Blair to Russia to gain more information on the mysterious manuscript. But when Blair falls in love with Katya, he must decide whose side he is really on.


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Sep 27, 2017

Please note that the image used for this listing, The Russia House, is the wrong one.

voisjoe1 Aug 31, 2014

Michelle Pfeiffer delivers a manuscript written by a Soviet scientist to a publisher played by Sean Connery. MI6 and the CIA find out about it and convince Connery to find out more about the legitimacy of the information in the manuscript. This film is based upon a book by spy master and spy author John LeCarre. It is kinda interesting that Connery played a fantasy spy, James Bond, early in his career and now decades later gets to play the part of a realistic (non-fantasy) spy. I will admit that I did not understand everything that was going on, but that is true with other LeCarre films that I have watched. Real spy work is more convoluted than James Bond and LeCarre films take more effort by the viewer to comprehend.


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