Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.
In the near future, Major Mira Killian is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.Written by
With few exceptions, the soundtrack predominantly features songs released in 1983 or earlier, which is not in keeping with the film's November 1989 setting. West Berlin was a very hipster city as a result of government incentives intended to attract a young population: relocation expenses were paid, taxes were subsidized, and male residents were exempt from Germany's mandatory military service. Songs like 99 Luftballons (1983), Major Tom (1983), and Der Kommissar (1982) would have been hopelessly passé in 1989. No West Berlin nightclub at the time would have been caught dead playing The Politics of Dancing (1983), except maybe on a retro night.
Detroit techno and other early house music swept Europe in the late 1980s and would have been common in trendy Berlin clubs, but these genres have become relatively obscure, particularly in North America and Asia where they achieved very limited mainstream success. To appeal to the general moviegoing public in 2017, the filmmakers presumably chose better-known, more archetypically 80s songs. See more »
When Delphine is strangled listening to Til Tuesday's Voices Carry on her Sony Discman, the sound would never keep playing on such units since the anti-shock technologies only arrived on the early/mid '90s. On an early unit such as shown in the movie, the track was supposed to keep skipping until she was totally static. See more »
East and West do not mistrust each other because we're armed. We're armed because we mistrust each other. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.
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There is a credit for "Best Camera Trainee Ever." See more »
The lesbian scenes were cut from the Arab version release. See more »
What a great nights entertainment. Clever, well acted, sexy and demanding, with everything that a spy/action movie should have but classier. DO NOT believe any of the pretentious reviews that look to bag this movie - it's great. Both leads are terrific.
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