Red Sparrow (2018)

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Espionage thriller. Russian ballerina Dominika Egorova's career is cut short by a horrific on-stage collision. Her uncle recruits her, against her will, as an agent for Russia’s external intelligence agency. She enters a dehumanising training programme where the candidates, selected for their beauty, are taught the arts of violence, persuasion and seduction, for the good of the country, before being sent into the field. Dominika tries to follow her mother's advice to keep back a small part of herself deep inside, which she is not surrendering to the authorities. She goes as an operative on a mission to uncover the identity of a double agent working for the Russian government who has been passing information to Nate Nash, a CIA operative working in Moscow. Nash hopes he can convince Dominika to work against Russia, but both of them are being scrupulously followed and monitored by her uncle's brutal colleagues, who will do anything to punish betrayal.

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