Director Tomas Alfredson on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

by Luke Goodsell | Thursday, Dec. 08 2011

Summary

Though he's been directing films in his home country since the early '90s, Sweden's Tomas Alfredson came to the attention of mainstream genre audiences with 2008's Let the Right One In, an exquisitely pitched coming-of-age horror piece that also happened to be one of the finest films of the decade. For his follow-up, Alfredson has -- somewhat curiously -- directed an adaptation of John le Carré's classic espionage novel Tinker Tailor Solder Spy, about a retired British operative (Gary Oldman) called back into the clandestine world of MI6 to flush out a Soviet double-agent. Like his previous film, Alfredson's latest is another chilling evocation of period -- this time an oppressively drab London in 1973 -- and features a performance by Oldman so meticulously insular it's quite unlike anything the actor's done before. We spoke to Alfredson recently about the film. Back to Article

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