“If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.”E.M.Forster
Moscow 1987, the Cold War begins to thaw. After declining his offer for more than 30 years England’s greatest living novelist Graham Greene is finally permitted to meet his old MI6 boss, Kim Philby, Britain’s greatest ever spy… and traitor.
Under the watchful eye of Kim’s Russian wife, the two men set about catching up on old times. With a new world order breaking around them how much did the writer of The Third Man know about Philby’s secret life as a spy? Did the Red Spy Philby betray his friend as well as his country?
…and who is listening-in in the room next door?
From the writer and director of the award-winning West End hit play Three Days in May, which inspired the Oscar-winning film Darkest Hour. Ben Brown’s coruscating new political drama explores an unlikely friendship. Yet a friendship woven of deceit as well as loyalty.
Directed by Alan Strachan and starring two-time Olivier Award-winner, Oliver Ford Davies (Game of Thrones) as Graham Greene with Stephen Boxer (The Crown) as the spy defector Kim Philby.
“One feels for a moment the sharp touch of the icicle in the heart.”