Yuri Nosenko, KGB (1986)

Genres - Spy Film  |   Sub-Genres - Unglamorized Spy Film, Docudrama  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Made for British television, Yuri Nosenko, KGB stars Oleg Rudnik in the title role. Based on a true story, the film concerns Nosenko's defection to the west in 1964. To make certain that he hasn't been sent to the US as a Russian "mole", Nosenko is subject to a grueling interrogation, headed by American agent Steve Daley (Tommy Lee Jones). The script is derived from the actual transcripts of that interrogation, together with contemporary interviews and newspaper articles. Whenever a gap in the continuity arises, the filmmakers do an admirable job supplying speculative dialogue.

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agent [representative], CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), Cold-War, defector, espionage, KGB, war