Il prossimo film in lingua originale è RED JOAN, in programma al Cinema Centrale lunedì 13 maggio ore 20.30 e martedì 14 ore 18.30.
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Red Joan is a 2018 British spy drama film, directed by Trevor Nunn, based on a novel of the same name written by Jennie Rooney, which was itself inspired by the life of Melita Norwood (1912-2005), who successfully passed classified information about the British Atomic program to the Russians in the 1940s & 50s. This was only discovered in 1992 by which time the Ministry of Defence declined to prosecute the then 80 year old .
The film stars Stephen Campbell Moore, Sophie Cookson, Tom Hughes, Ben Miles, Nina Sosanya, Tereza Srbova and Judi Dench.
“I was fighting for the living, I loved my country!”
In the year 2000, in a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley (Judi Dench), lives in contented retirement. Then suddenly her tranquil existence is shattered as she’s shockingly arrested by MI5, Britain’s CIA equivalent. She is defended by her lawyer son Nick (Ben Miles), who is furious: “How could you do this?” he insists, while reluctantly taking on her case. Joan confesses after her arrest that she was always a good British citizen though she handed nuclear secrets to Stalin. How so? Disgusted that the U.S. dropped bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, she believed that the best way to avoid future nuclear holocausts is to make sure that the two super powers would live together in relative peace. And they would live together in relative peace knowing that it would be self-destructive to drop atomic weapons on each other.
Joan had been hiding an incredible past: she was one of the most influential spies in living history. The young Joan (Sophie Cookson), a demure physics student, falls intensely in love with a seductively attractive Russian saboteur, Leo Galich (Tom Hughes), a communist activist who in a rousing speech notes that as a Jew, he made the mistake of leaving the Soviet Union and going to Germany. Aware of Hitler’s atrocities, he is orating full speed in favor of the Russians. Through him, she begins to see that the world is on a knife-edge and perhaps must be saved from itself in the race to military supremacy. Post-war and now working at a top secret nuclear research facility, Joan is confronted with the impossible: Would you betray your country and your loved ones, if it meant saving them? What price would you pay for peace?