Red Sparrow is a 2018 American spy thriller film directed by Francis Lawrence.

Official trailers

20th Century Fox on Monday, January 08, 2018 released the trailer:
Red Sparrow | Official Trailer | 20th Century FOX.

Story intro

In modern-day Russia, Dominika Egorova is a famed Russian ballerina who supports her ill mother. Following a career-ending injury, Dominika is approached by her uncle, Ivan, the Deputy Director of SVR. She is tasked with seducing Dimitry Ustinov, a Russian gangster, in exchange for her mother's continued medical care. As Ustinov rapes her, he is killed by Sergei Matorin, an SVR operative authorized by Ivan. Ivan offers Dominika a choice to begin working for the SVR, or be executed so there are no witnesses to Ustinov's death. Nate Nash is a CIA operative working in Moscow. While meeting with an asset in Gorky Park, they are confronted by the police. Nash creates a diversion to ensure his asset, a mole in Russian ranks code-named Marble, escapes unidentified. Nash is reassigned back to the U.S. but insists that he is the only individual whom Marble will work with. Since he cannot return to Russia, he is assigned to Budapest, where he will regain contact with Marble. Dominika is sent to State School 4, a specialist training schools for 'Sparrows', SVR operatives capable of seducing their targets with sexpionage. Dominika excels in her training, despite some friction with her trainers, and she is assigned to Budapest. Meanwhile, the SVR has been tracking Nash, and hopes to find out the identity of Marble. Dominika's assignment is to gain the trust of Nash, and reveal his contact. Upon her arrival in Budapest, Dominika lives with Marta Yelenova, another Sparrow. Her boss in Budapest is Maxim Volontov. Dominika quickly makes contact with Nash, who correctly determines that she is a Russian intelligence operative. Dominika reveals her true identity to him, as well as her motive to find out Marble's identity. Dominika inspects Marta's room, and realizes that she is working to gather information from Stephanie Boucher, the chief of staff to a U.S. Senator. Dominika claims to her uncle that she is helping in Marta's effort to gather information from Boucher.

Cast

Jennifer Lawrence
Dominika Egorova, a former ballerina
Joel Edgerton
Nate Nash, a CIA operative
Matthias Schoenaerts
Ivan Vladimirovich Egorov, Dominika's uncle and Deputy Director of the SVR
Charlotte Rampling
Matron, the Headmistress of Sparrow School
Mary-Louise Parker
Stephanie Boucher, a US Senator's Chief of Staff
Ciarán Hinds
Colonel Zakharov, Director of the SVR
Joely Richardson
Nina Egorova, Dominika's mother
Bill Camp
Marty Gable, Nash's supervisor
Jeremy Irons
General Vladimir Andreievich Korchnoi
Thekla Reuten
Marta Yelenova, a fellow Sparrow
Douglas Hodge
Colonel Maxim Volontov, SVR Budapest Section Chief
Sakina Jaffrey
Trish Forsyth, CIA Station Commander
Sergei Polunin
Konstantin, Dominika's former dance partner
Sasha Frolova
Anya
Sebastian Hülk
Sergei Matorin, a Russian operative and torture expert
Kristof Konrad
Dimitri Ustinov
Hugh Quarshie
Simon Benford
Sergej Onopko
Simionov, a Russian operative and executioner

About

Principal photography started in Budapest and Dunaújváros in Hungary on January 5, 2017.

The film Red Sparrow was scheduled to be released by 20th Century Fox on February 15, 2018 (Newseum), on March 1, 2018 (Germany), on March 2, 2018 (United States, Turkey) and on April 4, 2018 (France).

The duration of the film is 140 minutes. With a budget of $69 million, the film grossed over $151.6 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.

Rating

Red Sparrow got average rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: foxmovies.com/movies/red-sparrow

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Wikipedia: Red Sparrow

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