Posted October 18, 2015 by Ica Hontiveros-Cheng in Entertainment

BRIDGE OF SPIES: Untold Cold War Story takes center stage in Spielberg-Hanks thriller


Based on the inspiring true story of how an honest man changed the lives of three prisoners of war and espionage. All this during the Cold war of the 1960s in what could have been considered as one of the most dangerous places at the time – East Berlin.

When ‘alleged Russian Spy’ Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance) is arrested in the United States, Brooklyn Insurance lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks) is tasked to defend Abel in a trial that could only have one outcome – Abel’s conviction.

In a twist of fate that can only be accounted as bizarre and next to impossible. US U2 Pilot Gary Powers was shot in the sky while on a reconnaissance mission over Soviet territory. Now in the hands of the Russians, the young pilot is among enemies who only want one thing-information. With both countries fearing that their man would break down and reveal secrets that could be the difference between victory and defeat on an all out Nuclear war. Tense negotiations arise for the two countries to get their men home-before secrets are spilled.


Donovan is tapped once again to work on the negotiations to get Abel for Powers but this is not like any negotiations as Donovan is shipped to East Berlin, right beside the Iron Curtain -also known as the Berlin Wall. While working on negotiations to recover Powers, Donovan discovers something which may undermine everything. While trying to be the honest man that he is, Donovan must work across the two sides of the wall while dealing with not just two but three countries, all on the brink of war.

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks reunite once again to make cinema magic in the highly anticipated Bridge of Spies. Fans are thrilled and critics are raving. A History lesson you should not miss Bridge Of Spies is now showing in cinemas.


Ica Hontiveros-Cheng

Geek mom to a little Jedi. Freelance writer. Writes and vlogs thoughts, and reviews on movies, series and pop culture.