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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a new 4K re-release

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STUDIOCANAL marks the 10th Anniversary of Tomas Alfredson’s BAFTA-winning Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. John le Carré’s classic tale of treachery and espionage will be available in 4k on UHD for the first time 6 December 2021.

Set in the 1970s, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY finds George Smiley (Gary Oldman), a recently retired MI6 agent, doing his best to adjust to a life outside the secret service. However, when a disgraced agent reappears with information concerning a mole at the heart of the Circus, Smiley is drawn back into the murky field of espionage. Tasked with investigating which of his trusted former colleagues has chosen to betray him and their country, Smiley narrows his search to four suspects – all experienced, urbane, successful agents – but past histories, rivalries and friendships make it far from easy to pinpoint the man who is eating away at the heart of the British establishment.

The anniversary 4k UHD release will feature stunning new artwork by artist Matt Taylor. New bonus features will include Tomas Alfredson in conversation with Mark Kermode, with video essays on the film by UK critics Jason Solomons and Matthew Sweet.

The spy thriller features an incredible cast with Gary Oldman in the iconic role of George Smiley. TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY also stars Kathy Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Ciarán Hinds, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Konstantin Khabensky, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Roger Lloyd Pack, and Mark Strong.

A celebratory Q&A event will take place in London on 24th November 2021 with tickets now on sale. You can book to see Tomas Alfredson and guests in person at The Regent Street Cinema by clicking here. The Q&A will be followed by a limited UK Theatrical release.

Speaking about the film in a 2011 statement JOHN LE CARRÉ commented “The film, through my very personal prism, is a triumph. And if people write to me and say, ‘How could you let this happen to poor Alec Guinness,’ I shall reply that, if ‘poor Alec’ had witnessed Oldman’s performance, he would have been the first to give it a standing ovation. It’s not the film of the book. It’s the film of the film, and to my eye a work of art in its own right. I’m very proud to have provided Alfredson with the material, but what he made of it is wonderfully his own.”

The screenplay is by Peter Straughan and Bridget O’Connor and the film, which was shot in London, Budapest and Istanbul is produced by Working Title’s co-chairmen Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and Robyn Slovo. Executive producers are Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin, Douglas Urbanski, Peter Morgan, Olivier Courson, Ron Halpern and JOHN LE CARRÉ. STUDIOCANAL fully financed the film.

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Product Details

  • Available in 4K on UHD for the first time on 6th December 2021
  • Brand new Blu-Ray and DVD Bonus Features, including:
    • NEW Conversation between Mark Kermode and Tomas Alfredson
    • NEW Film Critic Jason Solomons discusses Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    • NEW Film Critic Matthew Sweet discusses Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    • NEW Le Carré Biographer Adam Sisman shares his thoughts on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Commentary with Director Tomas Alfredson and Actor Gary Oldman
  • Interviews with Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Director Tomas Alfredson and Writer Peter Straughan
  • Interview with John le Carré
  • Deleted Scenes
  •  UK premiere Featurette
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Sky Movies Special

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