‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ International Trailer Is Tense & Foreboding

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Anticipation for Let the Right One In director Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of the acclaimed John le Carré novel, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, got heightened with the release of a memorable teaser trailer.

That theatrical preview hinted at a chilling and atmospheric spy flick where secret agents must rely on their wits and brains to survive, rather than their brawn and daredevil attitude. In an age where most spy movies tend to be more about the flash and spectacle (see: the Mission: Impossible and James Bond franchises), it’s a welcome change of pace.

A full-length international trailer for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy has been unveiled – and, thankfully, it retains the same slow-burn tension, bleak visual style, and ominous atmosphere that made the teaser for Alfredson’s star-studded literary adaptation so effective (definitely a good sign).

Here is an official synopsis for le Carré’s original Cold War novel:

It is now beyond doubt that a mole, implanted decades ago by Moscow Centre, has burrowed his way into the highest echelons of British Intelligence. His treachery has already blown some of its most vital operations and its best networks. It is clear that the double agent is one of its own kind. But which one? George Smiley is assigned to identify him. And once identified, the traitor must be destroyed.

Check out the full international trailer for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (via MSN) below:


Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy boasts a intimidating collection of English actors, including Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy, Academy Award-winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Oscar nominee John Hurt (Alien), and decorated character actor Ciarán Hinds (Munich). The supporting cast also includes noteworthy names like Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes), Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement), Toby Jones (Captain America), Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire), and Stephen Rea (The Crying Game), among others.

The leading man of the film is Gary Oldman, whose turn as the silver-haired manipulator George Smiley is already being hailed as yet another powerhouse performance from the actor. Curious though it may be, Oldman has never even been nominated for an Oscar, despite his universally-renowned ability to disappear into virtually every role he takes on – be it that of Sid Vicious, Dracula, or even the memorably kooky Jean-Baptise Emanuel Zorg in The Fifth Element.

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Regardless of how well Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy ultimately fares during the upcoming awards season, it’s one film that just about every cinemaphile out there ought to include on their “must see” list. Between the stellar cast, stylishly shadowy cinematography, and engaging subject matter, it’s difficult to imagine that the film won’t turn out to be something pretty memorable.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy arrives in U.S. theaters on November 18th, 2011.

Source: MSN

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  1. Whoa…..that trailer gave me chills. Awesome cast, going to be seeing this one for sure.

  2. The trailer looks very good and I am beyond excited for this movie, however I cannot help but be distracted by the music choice (“Magneto’s Theme” from X-Men: First Class), but then again, they both are Cold War-era films. Ah, well. Cannot wait until November!!!

  3. I’m so there!

  4. Very cool trailer, and the music’s great too – but why the X-Men: First-Class music? Isn’t it rather unconventional for such a film to borrow off another very recent film…if I didn’t know any better I’d say someone patched that trailer together themselves (and if they did – good job).

    • I suppose it is a bit unusual to utilize music from so recent a release.

      In comparison: the teaser trailer for TTSS used part of Danny Elfman’s score for The Wolfman remake, which came out about a year and a half ago.

      • The trailer for V for Vendetta used the music from Batman Begins as well. And Sunshine used Requiem for a Dream’s music.

  5. Ooooo… loves me some spy movies. Great cast!

    May have to read it as well.

  6. Still looking good.

  7. I thought it would be arriving at US theaters at september, don’t know if I can wait till November…

  8. The LeCarre spy books I read were boring as all get out, couldn’t finish most of them. However, the movie might be worth a Netflix watch…maybe…I do occaisionally like a good spy movie or a spy thriller when well-written. LeCarre was too dry & trite.