The Little Drummer Girl (2018)


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The Little Drummer Girl

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The Little Drummer Girl marches to a steady beat of assured plotting, extraordinary art direction, and a uniformly terrific cast that makes the show's smolderingly slow burn pace bearable.

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Critic Ratings: 75

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 28, 2018

Charlie, a fiery and brilliant young actress, meets a mysterious stranger on the beach in Greece and he draws her into a high-stakes international espionage operation.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2018

Charlie is recruited with the promise of the role of a lifetime to infiltrate a dangerous revolutionary cell; as a cover story, she and Becker must pose as lovers.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2018

Charlie drives a car laden with explosives to a drop-off in Austria; Kurtz and Becker race to save Charlie from a fatal misstep.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2018

Charlie awaits contact from Michel's network but worries whether her performance will hold up under scrutiny; she and Becker share a last moment together before she crosses the point of no return.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2018

Charlie joins a group of revolutionaries in Lebanon, with no one to save her if she is exposed as a spy; she works to earn the trust of Khalil and Michel's sister, Fatmeh.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2018

Charlie trains to prepare for her part in Khalil's next strike, but it becomes unclear whose side she is on.

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Cast & Crew

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Florence Pugh
Charlie Ross

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Alexander Skarsgård
Gadi Becker

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Michael Shannon
Martin Kurtz

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Michael Moshonov
Shimon Litvak

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Amir Khoury
Michel

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Alexander Beyer
Dr Paul Alexis

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Simona Brown
Rachel

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Clare Holman
Miss Bach

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Gennady Fleyscher
Schwilli

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Vitali Friedland
Aaron Fineberg

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Charif Ghattas
Khalil Al-Khadar

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Tom Hanson
Paulie

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Willie

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Al

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Daniel Litman
Daniel

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Sophie

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Kate Sumpter
Rose

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John le Carré
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Park Chan-wook
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Michael Lesslie
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Critic Reviews for The Little Drummer Girl: Miniseries

Audience Reviews for The Little Drummer Girl: Miniseries

  • Aug 24, 2021
    Pretty good. A little weird that it was really only the last episode that had a lot of Park's signatures. Florence Pugh and Michael Shannon are excellent.
  • Aug 11, 2021
    It was superbly acted and beautifully filmed!
  • Feb 20, 2021
    One of the best shows I've seen in the past years. Perfect blend of suspense, romance and drama. Pugh, Skarsgard and Shannon are fantastic.
  • Jul 17, 2020
    Slowly done, but good burn. It's a little refreshing to see both sides are given some point. At the end, all intelligence and ideology drowned by the sound of guns, blasts and rockets..... At the end, nothing matters but who's got the biggest gun.
  • May 03, 2019
    Other adaptations of Le Carre's work I just couldn't get into, but the characters in this one were so interesting that it worked for me. I don't mind a slow pace and intricacy so long as the characters intrigue me.
  • Mar 19, 2019
    Great costumes, great acting, suspenseful ! A must see!
  • Mar 16, 2019
    I love the genre and was excited to see this miniseries. It held my attention until the end but pace is definitely a bit of a downer. Great cast who lived up to their reputations.
  • Mar 01, 2019
    Stylishly morally ambiguous drama about terrorists and intelligence agencies.
  • Mar 01, 2019
    Great drama, absolutely loved the cinematography you can tell that Park Chan-Wook is involved from the moment it begins, it�����s stunning, first rate acting from Michael Shannon who is consistently wonderful in any role and Alexander Skarsgard is great as Becker. The story of course is fascinating and complex as with all le Carre�����s work and amazingly well told. The only issue for me was that I just didn�����t get the chemistry between Becker and Charlie, it just didn�����t feel real to me. Florence Pugh seemed slightly out of place and it was hard for me to have empathy for her character as she just didn�����t seem to have any. All, in all this series is definitely worth watching. It�����s probably the best adeptation of a le Carre novel ever.
  • Jan 27, 2019
    I read the novel, watched the series, reread the novel and then watched the series again. I was totally hooked every time and felt that the book helped to flesh out parts of the story that there was perhaps no time to film but that the series brought added colour to many of the events, locations and characters of the book. I was initially disappointed that the series did not end with Charlie’s breakdown in the theatre and Gadi’s reappearance in her life. On further reflection I felt that Alexander Skarsgård’s subtle performance, which conveyed very effectively - even more so than the novel - Gadi’s growing concern for Charlie and his increasing reservations regarding her role in Marty’s grand plan, his transformation from a cool agent to a warm human was epitomised in the understated ending.

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