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Film Info
El Topo

Film Information

Exhibition Title El Topo
Original Title Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
English Title
Director Tomas Alfredson
Year 2011
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 127'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Toby Jones
  • Dirección / Director: Tomas Alfredson
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Hoyte Van Hoytema
  • Edición / Editing: Dino Jonsäter
  • Producción / Producer: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Studio Kanal, Working Title Films
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is made of wax. Its sensitive materials are pure, soft and slow. Its plot is, up to a certain point, a front. That’s why the relative intelligibility of the information allows the spectator to float towards the buried sentimental environment in which the characters move. In the first scene, someone urges someone else to suspect of the mainstream of information, and this is relevant because Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a deviated mainstream film, since it’s an European production more focused on aesthetic formalism than the austere and/or arrogant narrative functionalism of the American machine. The thorough art direction places shiny surfaces and piers, matching the pinpoint accuracy of reframes and travelling shots –as methodical rather than vertiginous questionings– and the flashbacks of contained subjectivity. This way the film forms a distant and sensual view, as perverted as those spies who keep quiet about lots of things and lie with their smiles more than with words.


Schedule for this film

15 Apr / 12:00 h
sold out
sold out
18 Apr / 15:00 h
sold out
sold out


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