I’ve covered the background on this film, inspired by the true story, before.
An information war. Two countries at the brink of World War III in 1962. Three men with vast knowledge of their homeland’s secrets, held by their nation’s adversary. Tom Hanks, as a Brooklyn lawyer, is asked by the United States to negotiate a superpower prisoner exchange at Berlin’s Glienicke Bridge and Checkpoint Charlie. Nobody is safe. Our Constitution held up to be viewed, but perhaps not followed. Men, like U-2 pilot Gary Powers, thrust into the Cold War dialogue and the political drama of the nuclear triad.
Geopolitics 401 with a human side. And a military twist.
Roll the tape…
A Steven Spielberg film. Hits theaters on October 16th.
You can read more on Bridge of Spies at Where are the 2015 Oscar films? Here.
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