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105 Ratings

The Russia House

Directed by Fred Schepisi
United States, 1990
Drama, Romance, Thriller


An expatriate British publisher (Sean Connery) unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.

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The Russia House Directed by Fred Schepisi

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

1991 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

National Society of Film Critics Awards

1991 | 2 runner-up prizes including: Best Screenplay

Critics reviews

The film really comes into its own during the monitored encounters between Barley and Katya. Schepisi’s crosscutting between these conversations, most of which take place outdoors, and the responses of the operatives listening at their headquarters is unusually adroit—creating a montage pattern that is complicated further when parts of the conversations dovetail into flashbacks.
December 14, 1990
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