Historical claptrap that provides a globe-trotting match-up for two stars whose romantic chemistry never combusts, this second-tier thriller explores English upper-crust Communism during the 1960s.
In 1951, two British-born turncoats fled to Russia and MI-6 always suspected
it had been infiltrated by a high-level mole who facilitated these dual escapes. A decade later, UK agent Andrew Darcy (Julian Wadham) is still haunted by this intelligence failure. Andrew’s former crony, Leo Cauffield (Rupert Everett), has ditched espionage in favor of journalism and is stationed in Beirut, part of a busy beehive of foreign correspondents in Lebanon. His colleagues ...