The latest fiction drama by Sony Pictures Entertainment, “A Spy Among Friends,” takes viewers on a journey to the past.
The classic British espionage drama takes place in the Cold War era of the 1960s when the British Secret Intelligence Service was on the verge of collapse. The focus of this fascinating story is the lives of three main characters – Philby, Nicholas Elliott, and Lily Thomas – all members of the British Secret Intelligence. It is a story written zealously with deep psychological insights, starring a famous cast including Guy Pearce, Anna Maxwell Martin, and Damian Lewis; film critics praised the drama calling it “the most exciting espionage content of the year.”
Based on the best-selling book of the same name written by Ben Macintyre, “A Spy Among Friends” is a fascinating story about Cold War friendships wracked by betrayal and vanity. Although MI6 employed some of the best spies in the world, they suspect that one of them – Harold “Kim” Philby – is a Russian double agent.
When Philby’s best friend and colleague, Nicholas Elliott, knows about this, he goes to confront him privately. However, days later, when Philby managed to escape on a Russian ship, the accusations against him were proven true.
Due to their recent meeting and long relationship, Elliot is summoned by the Intelligence Services as they suspect him to be a co-conspirator. Elliot – devastated by his old friend’s betrayal – descends into bitter despair and wonders if any part of their friendship was ever real.
The drama beautifully talks about the ideologies between the two friends, and it gradually transforms into an allegory of betrayal during the Cold War.
Viewers from the Middle East and North Africa can watch this newly released thrilling drama exclusively on TOD starting from December 15th. The drama comes with Arabic subtitles for a wider spread in the region.
Resource : Doha, Qatar .