Cinema: Living Lies

The Deadly Affair. Novelist John le Carre has set himself up as the spycho-analyst of the cold war. In The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, which was made into the most intelligent suspense movie of 1965, he candled the head of an aging agent and found all the sickness of the century inside. In Call for the Dead, an early le Carre thriller that has now been made into an entertaining but less original film, he calls in another sad old spy to define the meaning of treason in our time.

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