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History Is Made At Night

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Harry, a seasoned CIA agent in his mid forties, wants nothing more than to forget his years of duty in places like Nicaragua and to become his cover as a jazz club owner in Helsinki.

Natasha, a young and ambitious KGB agent with more chutzpah than experience, wants to secure a future for herself amid the uncertainty of the floundering KGB and Russian Republic.

Natasha's assignment to spy on Harry has blossomed into a torrid love affair. Like any two career couple they keep secrets from each other. But theirs have international implications.

The delicate balance of their life together is disrupted when a young, over eager CIA agent, Dave, arrives in Helsinki to intercept a videotape encoded with state secrets en route from New York - its concepts so hot that everybody who touched the tape is now dead. Dave pursues the unsuspecting courier, Max, a manic ex-bond trader who stumbled into the delivery job fresh from a prison sentence for SEC fraud.

For Natasha, the tape could be a ticket out of the KGB and into the American dream - if she crosses her boss. But as satellites hover overhead and the rusting Russian fleet leaks radiation nearby, absolutely everyone except Harry hatches a personal plan to exploit the encoded tape.

Harry is left to try to stop Natasha from getting herself killed - or worse, leaving him for America.


Type of film
Running Time
93 mins
Ilkka Jarvilaturi
Nik Powell, Stephen Woolley, Gecrees Benayoun, Werner Koenig
Alan Strachan
Director of Photography
Michael Amathieu
Courtney Pine
Principal Cast
Bill Pullman, Irene Jacob, Bruno Kirby, Glenn Plummer
Executive Screen Writer
Patrick Amos


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Last updated 26th November 2005

Production Company

Scala Productions
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