When it comes to biography films we all know Tom Hanks does it best when he got the lead role. He brings something extra to his performances. And in this film is no exception.
Rudolf Abel, a man who got arrested for being a Soviet spy. James Donovan, an insurance lawyer, gets the job to defend him – even though he doesn’t want to but his bosses tell him he have to do it. So he does. After the sentence of Rudolf Abel, mr Donovan gets another job. From CIA. They want him to go to Germany to rescue an American who got caught in Russia for taking pictures from the sky. At the same time – give back Rudolf Abel to Soviet.
At the same time another American gets arrested in Germany for being a spy – an economics student. He was about to cross the borders by the Berlin wall. So Mr Donovan decides while there he want both American guys home with him. It’s a mission he set himself on, that CIA told him to leave alone. But he can’t.
Bridge of Spies is based on real events. James Donovan got national on TV recognition for his rescue on Germany and got later hired to save 1,4 thousand people in Cuba and came back with nearly 10K.
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