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2003

Spy Sorge

Spy Sorge

スパイ・ゾルゲ

(c) 2003 Spy Sorge Production Partners

(c) 2003 Spy Sorge Production Partners

(c) 2003 Spy Sorge Production Partners

(c) 2003 Spy Sorge Production Partners

Release Date
June, 14th, 2003
Running Time
182 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

HYOGENSHA, Asmik Ace Entertainment, TOHO, SEGA, NIPPON TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONSULTING, OBIC, IMAGICA, CULTURE PUBLISHERS, TV Asahi, SAMMY, FILDS

[ Story ]

Shinoda Masahiro's spectacular film, a decade in the planning and produced at a budget of two billion yen.
In the 16th year of the Showa Era (1941), two men are arrested - Dr. Richard Sorge (Ian Glen), who is a key figure in the espionage organization which has startled the world, and journalist Osaki Hotsumi (Motoki Masahiro), who has been Richard's key informant. The pair first met in Shanghai eight years prior, and Hotsumi cooperated with Richard after he came to Japan. Born in Russia, but raised in Germany, Richard acts as a double agent under the guise of a Nazi, sending mostly useless information to Germany while transmitting sensitive data to his motherland of Russia. During one of his transmissions to Moscow, Richard receives an important piece of information from Hotsumi: the Japanese army doesn't have the will to invade Russia. He believes he has finished his assignment and feels glad that he'll finally be able to return home. However, one by one, he and his followers, including Hotsumi, are arrested on the same day. Three years later, in November, Richard is executed. Soon after his death, World War II comes to an end.

[ Contact (International) ]

TOHO CO., LTD.
International Business Department

1-2-2 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8415
Rep: SHIMATANI Yoshishige
Attn: TAKEDA Akihiro
tel: +81 3 3591 3530
fax: +81 3 3591 6610
E-mail: tohointl@toho.co.jp
http://www.toho.co.jp