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The Courier

also known as “Ironbark,” “Den gode spion,” “Der Spion,” “El espía inglés,” “Kurjeris,” “L'ombra delle spie,” “O Espião Inglês,” “Un espion ordinaire,” “Код: Залізна Кора,” “Сянката на шпионина”
MPA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPA) for violence, partial nudity, brief strong language, and smoking throughout.
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Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Historical Drama
Length:
1 hr. 51 min.
Year of Release:
2021
USA Release:
March 19, 2021
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Relevant Issues
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Cold War spy Greville Wynne (1919-1990), a British engineer and businessman

Patriot / patriotism

The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962

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Soviet agent Oleg Penkovsky (1919-1963), a high-ranking GRU officer who helped defuse the dangerous situation

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Soviet nuclear program

Recruitment by Britain’s MI-6

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operations

Altering the course of the Cold War

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Being imprisoned / prison / prisoner

About SPIES in the Bible

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Featuring: Benedict CumberbatchGreville Wynne
Rachel BrosnahanEmily Donovan
Merab NinidzeOleg Penkovsky
Jessie BuckleySheila
Eysteinn Sigurðarson (Eysteinn Siguroarson) … Curt
Anton LesserBertrand
Vladimir Chuprikov … Nikita Khrushchev
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Director: Dominic Cooke
Producer: 42 [England]
FilmNation Entertainment
SunnyMarch [England]
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK’s MI-6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.”

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