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Spy Films

Tension transplant: The Berlin File

The city of Berlin might seem an odd setting for an action movie about North and South Korean spies. But on a visit to the Berlin International Film Festival in 2011, South Korean director Ryoo Seung-wan was suddenly inspired.

Sunday, 12 May, 2013, 1:36pm

Mata Hari

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Pantheon

Pantheon by Sam Bourne HarperCollins (e-book)

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The Adjustment Bureau (film)

Do we control our own lives, or are they pre-destined by higher beings? The Adjustment Bureau, directed by George Nolfi, examines the themes of fate, destiny and free will.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Needs to adjust to reality

Do we control our own lives, or are they pre-destined by higher beings? The Adjustment Bureau, directed by George Nolfi, examines the themes of fate, destiny and free will.

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Youth was spy's secret weapon

Tina Ti, starlet and sex symbol of the 1960s and early '70s, has been credited as pioneering women's liberation and pushing the boundaries of local film. Her transformation into a powerful entrepreneur with close mainland ties has also inspired admirers. But it now transpires that she was a Mata Hari.

13 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

The 39 Steps

Lyric Theatre, APA

Reviewed: Oct 15

John Buchan's The Thirty-nine Steps, a spy novel about an ordinary man's attempt to save his country from war, has been subject to many screen and stage adaptations. This version, written by Patrick Barlow and directed by Maria Aitken, is based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock classic, with a farcical twist.

21 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

The Bourne Ultimatum

Starring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Joan Allen, Albert Finney

Directed by: Paul Greengrass

Category: IIA

9 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Conflicting identities

BRITISH DIRECTOR Paul Greengrass has heard the horror story time and again. A successful independent director goes to Hollywood but soon finds himself a slave to the studio that hires him. He loses control of any projects he is involved in and, eventually, he is swallowed up by the system.

12 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

The Bourne Identity

Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen

Director: Doug Liman

Category: IIB

19 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

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