Despite the Falling Snow (2016)

Director
Shamim Sarif

Main cast
Rebecca Ferguson; Antje Traue; Oliver Jackson-Cohen; Charles Dance; Anthony Stewart Head

Genres
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Description
In Cold War Moscow, a female spy steals secrets from an idealistic politician - and falls in love with him.


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