The Russia House (1990)

A Picasso Metaphor

Russell (Roy Scheider) uses a metaphor to negotiate with Barley (Sean Connery), but Barley does not take the bait.

Directed by Fred Schepisi.

Released in 1990 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Civilian
  • character-type: Agent
  • character-type: Boss
  • character-type: Spy
  • action: Inspect
  • action: Annoy
  • action: Argue
  • action: Threaten
  • action: Interview
  • editors-choice: Tuff Guys
  • primary-genre: Romance
  • primary-genre: Thrillers
  • secondary-genre: Thrillers
  • secondary-genre: Spy Thrillers
  • secondary-genre: Political Thrillers
  • secondary-genre: Romantic Movies
  • mood: Understated
  • mood: Tuff
  • prop: Airplane
  • setting: Lake
  • setting: House
  • theme: Defiance
  • theme: Distrust
  • theme: Truth
  • actor: James Fox
  • actor: Roy Scheider
  • actor: Michael Kitchen
  • actor: Sean Connery
  • director: Fred Schepisi
  • producer: Fred Schepisi
  • producer: Paul Maslansky
  • cinematographer: Ian Baker
  • composer: Jerry Goldsmith
  • editor: Beth Jochem Besterveld
  • editor: Peter Honess
  • costume-designer: Ruth Myers
  • production-designer: Richard Macdonald
  • role-name: Clive
  • role-name: Bartholomew 'Barley' Scott Blair
  • role-name: Russell
  • role-name: Ned
  • screenwriter: John le Carré
  • screenwriter: Tom Stoppard
  • year: 1990
  • studio: MGM