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The Little Drummer Girl 

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A Palestinian assassin is targeting prominent Israelis. An English actress is recruited by the Israelis to infiltrate the assassin's terrorist cell. This will require all of her acting talents and put her at considerable risk.
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Series cast summary:
Daniel Litman ...  Daniel 6 episodes, 2018
Florence Pugh ...  Charlie / ... 6 episodes, 2018
Michael Shannon ...  Martin Kurtz 6 episodes, 2018
Alexander Skarsgård ...  Gadi Becker 6 episodes, 2018
Simona Brown ...  Rachel 6 episodes, 2018
Gennady Fleyscher Gennady Fleyscher ...  Schwilli 6 episodes, 2018
Clare Holman ...  Miss Bach 6 episodes, 2018
Michael Moshonov ...  Shimon Litvak 6 episodes, 2018
Kate Sumpter ...  Rose 6 episodes, 2018
Alessandro Piavani ...  Mario Rossino 5 episodes, 2018
Lubna Azabal ...  Fatmeh Al-Khadar 4 episodes, 2018
Amir Khoury Amir Khoury ...  Michel / ... 4 episodes, 2018
Adel Bencherif ...  Tayeh 3 episodes, 2018
Shlomo Bar-Aba ...  Noah Gavron 3 episodes, 2018
Charif Ghattas Charif Ghattas ...  Khalil Al-Khadar 3 episodes, 2018
Katharina Schüttler ...  Helga Stern 3 episodes, 2018
Jeff Wilbusch ...  Anton Mesterbein 3 episodes, 2018
Iben Akerlie ...  Anna Witgen 3 episodes, 2018
Alexander Beyer ...  Dr. Paul Alexis 3 episodes, 2018
Roee Adar Roee Adar ...  Oded 2 episodes, 2018
Jeremy Child ...  Chancellor 2 episodes, 2018
Charles Dance ...  Commander Picton 2 episodes, 2018
Edward Davis ...  Willie 2 episodes, 2018
Tom Hanson ...  Paulie 2 episodes, 2018
Ricki Hayut Ricki Hayut ...  Professor Irene Minkel 2 episodes, 2018
Max Irons ...  Al 2 episodes, 2018
Bethany Muir ...  Sophie 2 episodes, 2018
Sam Troughton ...  Captain Meadows 2 episodes, 2018
Shane Attwooll ...  Pub Theatre Manager 2 episodes, 2018
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A bomb, delivered in a suitcase, goes off inside the house of an Israeli attaché in West Germany. A team of Israelis seek to put an end to the increasing number of bombings, all of which are masterfully thought out by an elusive Palestinian. The Israelis identify an eccentric English actress and manage to turn her into one of their agents, with whose help she brilliantly wins the confidence of the Palestinian network until she is accepted as one of their own. Written by r_tripleus

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Seduction. Manipulation. Betrayal. Never Trust A Spy.

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19 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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The Little Drummer Girl See more »

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Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Michael Shannon and Alexander Skarsgård both had roles in 13 (2010). See more »

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The red Mercedes used throughout the series has a Munich number plate with 5 digits. Standard number plates are limited to 4 digits in Germany. See more »

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Featured in Front Row Late: Episode #3.5 (2018) See more »

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Outstanding LeCarre Adaptation
24 November 2018 | by fromkin-23-290370See all my reviews

I read the book and saw the Diane Keaton film about100 years ago, so I can't vouch for the fidelity of this TV series to the novel. And, while I don't remember much about the film, I did look at its trailer on Amazon.com. Keaton's done some fine work, but, based on the trailer, her performance in the movie was over-the-top-and-down-the-other-side.

Some reviewers on this site have complained that this production was boring - like watching paint dry. Well, that's LeCarre. I'm not talking film adaptations, since a two hour adaptation has to compress a lot of activity into a short time. "The Little Drummer Girl," in six parts, every bit the equal of the Alec Guinness/Ian Richardson production of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy." Nuanced, thoughtful, well acted.

I recently saw Florence Pugh in "Outlaw King," about Robert the Bruce. It was a small part, and she did not have much of a chance to shine. But as Charly, she proved herself a fine actress. And, while all of the rest of the cast was good, Michael Shannon gave a wonderfully shaded performance, quite unlike in "The Shape of Water."

LeCarre rarely writes any character as a hero. These are complex characters who deserve a viewer's patience, which will be rewarded throughout.


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