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Drama series. Charlie, a fiery and brilliant young actress, meets a mysterious stranger on the beach in Greece, and he draws her into an international espionage operation.

Germany, 1979. When a bomb goes off in the diplomatic quarter of Bonn, senior Israeli intelligence agent Martin Kurtz flies in to investigate. A series of similarly deadly attacks targeting prominent Jewish figures across Europe have been carried out in recent weeks, and Kurtz now believes there is a Palestinian revolutionary at the heart of this pattern. Kurtz sets in motion a brilliant and elaborate plan to catch the kingpin, Khalil.

Meanwhile in London, passionate young actress Charlie is treading the boards of pub theatres and struggling to land a breakthrough part. She drifts from one bad relationship to another, unable to find her purpose in life. When an anonymous benefactor sends Charlie and her theatre troupe on a rehearsal jaunt to Greece, she feels renewed vigour. But a working holiday soon becomes a journey of discovery when she encounters a mysterious stranger on the beach.

While Kurtz makes inroads into the network responsible for the bombing in Germany, the tangled threads of the stories weave their way together until Charlie finds herself at the centre of Kurtz's international espionage operation.

56 minutes

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Sun 28 Oct 2018 21:00

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Role Contributor
Charmian/Charlie Ross Florence Pugh
Gadi Becker Alexander Skarsgard
Martin Kurtz Michael Shannon
Shimon Litvak Michael Moshonov
Michel/Salim Al-Khadar Amir Khoury
Dr Paul Alexis Alexander Beyer
Rachel Simona Brown
Schwilli Gennady Fleisher
Aaron Fineberg Vitali Friedland
Khalil Al-Khadar Charif Ghattas
Paulie Tom Hanson
Willie Edward Davis
Miss Bach Clare Holman
Al Max Irons
Daniel Daniel Litman
Sophie Bethany Muir
Mario Rossino Alessandro Piavani
Rose Kate Sumpter
Pub Theatre Manager Shane Attwooll
Mrs Fineberg Shani Erez
Gabriel Fineberg Micah Gordon
Oded Roee Adar
Anna Witgen Iben Akerlie
Noah Gavron Shlomo Barabba
Director Park Chan-wook
Producer Laura Hastings-Smith
Executive Producer Simon Cornwell
Executive Producer Stephen Cornwell
Executive Producer Arthur Wang
Executive Producer Joseph Tsai
Executive Producer John Le Carre
Executive Producer Chan-wook Park
Executive Producer Wonjo Jeong
Executive Producer Michael Lesslie
Writer Michael Lesslie
Production Company The Ink Factory


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