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PERFECT SPY (1987) (import)
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Import from the Netherlands which plays in English language - Dutch subtitles are optional on/off.
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This role is Egan's best performance I have seen to date. In one scene he sits in a restaurant with his father and you see his attitude melt from bitterness to unwilling humour by facial expressions alone. Egan also impressively portrays the ambiguousness of the enigmatic Magnus Pym, an ambivalence that inhabits every part of his life - personal or professional.
By episode 5 the story is in full flow, and the building sense of unease compels you to watch. Magnus's life looks set to unravel. His spy bosses, his wife, even his young son begin to perceive what kind of man he is. Only Magnus's father accepted him for himself, for there is a subtle but clear similarity between them. Again, Peter Egan is convincing enough for you to lose yourself in the drama.
One of the most fascinatingly mysterious characters is Axel, who crops up throughout Pym's life and, it seems, will be a major force in his destiny.
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A faithful dramatization of the book with enthralling characterization especially of the protagonist Pym (Peter Egan).Published 7 days ago by Fu Wen Guan
With the BBC's glitzy, Bond-like adaptation of "The Night Manager" getting justifiably rave reviews, 1987's A Perfect Spy is an excellent reminder of how other Le Carre... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jl Adcock
Terrific series. Had not seen before. Very good. Received promptly.Published 1 month ago by Frank Wallace
Story of course is amazing...acting very good....all in all...loved this...The BBC fund and present some of our best quality productions.Published 2 months ago by tina yorston
I missed most of this on the TV (due to work!) so more than happy to see the complete series on DVD.Published 2 months ago by Michael Bassett
Sounded good and it's LeCarre but seemed dated and acting styles have changed over the years.Published 2 months ago by Gee
Not one of Le Carres' best but that still makes it better than most others, the plotting is a little too obvious but the production is well handled and acted; if you like... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Philip Baxter