The Little Drummer Girl (2018)
Thursday 17th January 2019
The Little Drummer Girl, released on DVD 18th January 2019 from Universal Pictures (UK), marks the television debut of visionary film maker Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, The Handmaiden, Stoker). The award-winning director helms all six hours bringing his epic cinematic sensibility to the small screen.
The Little Drummer Girl stars Screen Actor's Guild, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-Winner Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies, True Blood, Tarzan) as Becker. Twice Academy Award nominated Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Nocturnal Animals) takes on the role of Kurtz and BAFTA nominated Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) plays Charlie.
Brilliant young actress Charlie (Pugh) strikes up an acquaintance with an intriguing stranger while on holiday in Greece, but it rapidly becomes apparent that his intentions are far from romantic. The man is Becker (Skarsgård), an Israeli intelligence officer, who entangles her in a complex and high stakes plot orchestrated by Spymaster, Kurtz (Shannon). Set in the late 1970s yet sharply contemporary, The Little Drummer Girl weaves a dynamic and exciting story of espionage and international intrigue; of love and betrayal.
Joining the stellar line up are Michael Moshonov (The City and the City) as Litvak, Charif Ghattas (After the Ashes) as Khalil, Amir Khoury (Fauda) as Michel, Katharina Schüttler (Dogs of Berlin) as Helga, Simona Brown (Kiss Me First) as Rachel, Max Irons (Condor, Terminal, The Wife) plays Al and Charles Dance (And Then There Were None, Game of Thrones) steps into the role of Picton.
Oscar-nominated production designer Maria Djurkovic (The Imitation Game, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Mamma Mia) brings The Little Drummer Girl heightened accuracy and a rich detail to the world of late 1970s counter-culture; BAFTA winner and Academy Award nominated costume designer, Sheena Napier (Howards End, Enchanted April, Parade's End) and BIFA Award Winner, Nicole Stafford (The Death of Stalin) work together to add detailed authenticity to the costume, make-up and hair design.
Highly-acclaimed Korean cinematographer Woo-hyung Kim (Assassination, The Front Line, Late Autumn) worked closely with Park Chan-wook to bring a soaring cinematic texture to Charlie's journey and nominated Prime-Time Emmy and BAFTA Award-Winning film editor, Lucia Zucchetti (Game Change, Boy A, The Queen) joined them.
The six-part mini-series based on John le Carré's best-selling literary masterpiece of the same name has been adapted by Mike Lesslie (Macbeth) and Claire Wilson (Partners in Crime).
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