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Spy Sorge

by Asmik Ace Entertainment/ Manfred Durniok Filmproduktion

Synopsis

The true story of Richard Sorge, who ran a highly sophisticated espionage ring under the noses of Japan’s infamous secret police during the Second World War.

He penetrated the German embassy as a trusted Nazi journalist and became a confidant of the ambassador. Privy to highly secretive information, Sorge transmitted a steady stream of priceless information to Red Army intelligence and thus contributed significantly to the defeat of Nazi Germany. Eventually discovered he became the first European to be sentenced to death by a Japanese court. Based on extensive research ‘Spy Sorge,’ directed by the great Japanese director Masahiro Shinoda tells the story of an extraordinarily brave group of men that history has largely forgotten.

Awards

Awards of the Japanese Academy 2004
Won Best Art Direction – Hajime Oikawa

And 8 Nominations including:
Best Film
Best Director (Masahiro Shinoda)
Best Editing (Hiroshi Okuda)
Best Cinematography (Tatsuo Suzuki)

Credits

Iain Glen
Richard Sorge
Masahiro Motoki
Hidemi Ozaki
Kippei Shiina
Mitsusada Yoshikawa
Takaya Kamikawa
Tokko T
Toshiya Nagasawa
Miyagi
Riona Hazuki
Hanako Miyake
Koyuki
Yoshiko Yamazaki
Yui Natsukawa
Hideko Ozaki
Takaaki Enoki
Duke Fumimaro Konoye
Hideji Otaki
Duke Kinmochi Sai-onji
Shima Iwashita
Mrs. Konoe
Director
Masahiro Shinoda
Writers
Robert Mandy
Masahiro Shinoda


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The great Japanese director Masahiro Shinoda tells the story of an extraordinarily brave group of men that history has largely forgotten.