The Innocent

  • 1993
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama, Historical, Spy

Politics and sexuality intersect, with tragic results, in a moody, fascinating melodrama inspired by the construction and discovery of the Berlin Tunnel in the early 1960s. Based on a first-rate spy thriller by Ian McEwan, this overlooked John Schlesinger film features a remarkable performance by Campbell Scott, as a shy Englishman whose personal and political...read more

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Politics and sexuality intersect, with tragic results, in a moody, fascinating melodrama inspired by the construction and discovery of the Berlin Tunnel in the early 1960s. Based on a first-rate spy thriller by Ian McEwan, this overlooked John Schlesinger film features a remarkable

performance by Campbell Scott, as a shy Englishman whose personal and political loyalties are subverted by Cold War skullduggery, and a hammy turn by Anthony Hopkins that almost -- but not quite -- derails the whole affair.

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  • Released: 1993
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Politics and sexuality intersect, with tragic results, in a moody, fascinating melodrama inspired by the construction and discovery of the Berlin Tunnel in the early 1960s. Based on a first-rate spy thriller by Ian McEwan, this overlooked John Schlesinger… (more)

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