the operation, code-named john buttle, was launched on 4 january 1979 by mi6, which was operating under the orders of the queen's secret intelligence service and the special air service. drama,mystery,thriller.
in that case, the british government had been sending spies to west germany since before world war ii. the agent used to be briefed on the outcome of those missions. the name of the game for the kgb was to get close to the spy network, posing as businessmen or military attachés. if the target was a second-level agent, infiltrating his network could give the kgb access to much higher-level mi6 and kgb operatives. the operation was expected to take years and had been ongoing for months before being revealed in the press.
tinker, tailor, soldier, spy is a 2011 british-american historical spy thriller film directed by tomas alfredson and based on the novel of the same name by john le carre. the film stars gary oldman, tom hardy, colin firth, ciarán hinds, michael kitchen, benedict cumberbatch, john hurt, and mark strong. it was produced by peter morgan, kieran kennedy, and michael wilson, and was released on 14 november 2011 in the united kingdom and on 19 december 2011 in north america.
fifty years after world war ii, james bond is retired. in the first film in the new series of movies, \"the world is not enough,\" bond is replaced by george smiley (colin firth), an old mi6 operative who works at the organization's headquarters, the circus. the film centers around the efforts of smiley to solve the mystery of who is trying to kill him, who are his enemies, and what is the value of the information smiley has. smiley is accompanied throughout the film by two of his former agents, roy bland (mark strong) and rosa klebb (liv tyler), and he is also aided by american agent felix leiter (denis o'hare). the film's main villain is ernst stavro blofeld, a former senior m16 agent who now works for a terrorist organization called spectre; spectre's leader is ernst kaltenbrunner, who was a high-ranking nazi official.