I am sincerely satisfied with such a decision of Central Partnership distribution company. We have no need to see this bullshit.
I wrote about this film in January.
But it's not just a tall tale. It's not just a fruit of Tom Rob Smith ill imagination. It's worse.
In fact, it's an act of decades long Russophobic campaign of dehumanization of Russia/USSR. It's not just a fiction; it's an act of information war. And an offence, which I take to my account as well, as it is an offence to my country.
I feel myself obliged to go a bit deeper so that my feeling was understood better.
I see that Mr. Tom Rob Smith tries to describe the Soviet life of early 1950-s with all the black paint he can find in... the Western history.
|Gary Oldman (Mikhail Nesterov, dressed as colonel)|
and Tom Hardy (Leo Demidoff).
1. One of the main characters Lev Demidov is amphetamine addict. The author doesn't know amphetamines were in quite a restriced medical use in the USSR since end of the 1940-s. But he knows it was widely used by allied pilots durimg WWII and GI's in Korea in early 1950-s.
2. Some mental disorder of Mr. Smith told him that Stalin declared no crime existed in the USSR. Surely, there was way less crime than in capitalist countries, but it existed and no one tried to pretend there was no. We had our brave Soviet Militia that served and effectively protected the Soviet people, that fought crime and gave rich food for our Soviet detective stories.
3. It looks like Tom Rob Smith divides the Soviet population in two major parts. One is KGB agents, their imformers and whistle-blowers, all being devil incarnates. The second part is open and hidden dissidents opposing the state (and, evidently, standing for those democratic and liberal values of the civilized world — supposedly the USSR belongs to the non-civilized, you know). I wonder if the author understands there were millions of normal, common, regular citizens absolutely loyal to the Soviet power, and even enthusiastic about building up (or, to be more exact, at that time rebuilding) of the best society in the world.