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The Little Drummer Girl

  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • 1984
  • George Roy Hill
  • 124 mins
  • 15

Summary

Spy drama starring Diane Keaton and Klaus Kinski. The Israeli intelligence forces set up a special task force after a series of attacks on its citizens in Europe. An unsuspecting American actress is recruited by the task force to infiltrate the Palestinian terrorist group they believe is responsible for the attacks.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Diane Keaton is still in eye-flutteringly winsome mode seven years after Woody Allen's Annie Hall, so she never quite convinces here as Charlie, the politically-correct actress who's recruited by Israeli Intelligence to infiltrate a Palestinian terrorist group. John le Carré's bestseller, from which this is adapted, has many different character shades, but director George Roy Hill opts for broader strokes of near caricature that suit Klaus Kinski's strident performance as the Israeli agent in charge of Charlie's enrolment. There are some dramatic moments, but too much talk slows the pace from urgency to languor.

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Credits

Cast

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CharlieDiane Keaton
KurtzKlaus Kinski
JosephYorgo Voyagis
KhalilSami Frey
MesterbeinDavid Suchet
LitvakEli Danker
DimitriBen Levine
TeddyJonathan Sagalle
RoseShlomit Hagoel
JulioJuliano Merr
OdedDanni Roth
BenSabi Dorr
TayehMichael Cristofer
DavidDoron Nesher
AlBill Nighy
ChairwomanAnna Massey

Crew

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DirectorGeorge Roy Hill

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists Ltd
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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