The bestseller novel by Sidney Sheldon is translated into a thriller by an all star cast of Hollywood's finest. - Robert Wagner, Jaclyn Smith, Ian Mckellen, Christopher Cazenove. Set in the era of cold war and iron curtain rulers, this miniseries tells the story of the little known professor of political science at Kansas University - Mary Ashley and her nomination/ appointment to the post of ambassador of Romania. A nomination she initially rejected because she did not want to be separated from her husband Dr. Ashley, but when her husband is killed in suspicious circumstances, she is forced to reconsider and accepts the president's appointment. On arrival in Bucharest she is confronted by hostility from inside and outside forces with a plot to kill her and her two children and ensure the failure of the president's programme.
This is quite an intriguing movie, filled with suspense to the very end, nothing is what it seems and you are constantly left guessing who is the good guy and who is the bad guy. Good triumphs in the end. Though a political thriller, the movie was able to depict the triumph of the human spirit over adversity; that a good volition, honesty and determination can stand you in good stead to fulfil a position, even when all around you think you're a novice and doubt you.
This DVD is a region 2 Dutch import, plays in English and is subtitled in Dutch. There are no special features but the picture quality and audio are okay.