The Little Drummer Girl by John le CarreJohn le Carres classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him unprecedented worldwide acclaim.
In this thrilling and thought-provoking novel of Middle Eastern intrigue, Charlie, a brilliant and beautiful young English actress, is lured into the theatre of the real by an Israeli intelligence officer. Forced to play her ultimate role, she is plunged into a deceptive and delicate trap set to ensnare an elusive Palestinian terrorist.
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It quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are not what they seem, and her encounter with him entangles her in a complex plot devised by the spy mastermind Kurtz twice Academy Award-nominated Michael Shannon. Charlie takes on the role of a lifetime as a double agent while remaining uncertain of her own loyalties. To watch full episodes, you must have a cable provider that supports AMC's full episode service and you must have AMC as part of your cable package. Are you sure you want to deactivate your account? You will no longer have access to your profile. A verification email has been sent, please verify your account to post comments.
How Charlie Gets Lost Inside the Layers of Her Deception
You should have seen my face when it was confirmed for me that there really were — ARE!?!!? But, apparently, true. Some tiny grain of truth somewhere along the way providing a storytelling opportunity too good to miss and here we are: a mythology so irresistible that we are happy to cleave to it as fact. I no more think of James Bond as a glamourised, ironised take on reality than I think of Spiderman as a Hollywood version of real arachni-heroes. As for Philby and Co — well. I vaguely presumed that they were people who had forgotten what lies they told at their entrance interviews and that the situation just kind of ran away from them after that. Where would you find the energy, the motivation?
Becker, who role-plays as Michel for the purposes of training Charlie, is a most reluctant leading man. His ardent hope is that the vision in his head becomes what the world gets to see. In the visual highlight of the first hour, Becker, posing as a tourist, uses the Acropolis as the backdrop for his initial seduction of Charlie, and the two look impossibly small and young in front of this towering relic. Charlie, in fact, appears pocket-sized next to most of the men, which only underlines how vulnerable and out of her depth she is among all these killers. But what Pugh lacks in height, she more than makes up for in charisma and screen presence. Long stretches of the story involve her silently going from place to place, or listening to Becker-as-Michel in an extended transcontinental rehearsal process.
Sign in. Charlie, a fiery and brilliant young actress, meets a mysterious stranger on the beach in Greece and he draws her into a high-stakes international espionage operation. Charlie awaits contact from Michel's network, but her performance may not hold up under scrutiny. She and Becker share a last moment together before she crosses the point of no return. Stars on the purple carpet at the Emmys decide which TV show characters would make great superheroes or supervillains , and more. Watch now. Title: The Little Drummer Girl