“The Russia House” quotes(1990)
Plot – During the '80s the Soviet Union lives perestrojka, meanwhile a British representative called Nicki Landau is given by Katya Orlova three notebooks and a letter he has to deliver secretly to a British publisher, Barley Blair. As Nicki returns to London, he doesn't find the man and gives everything to the British Secret Services. On the notebooks, there are scientific data which make Russia unable to start a nuclear war. Therefore the armament adopted by Westerners is useless. In the meantime, Barley, who's devoted to jazz music and alcohol, claims to British and American agents he doesn't know Katya. Finally sure about Barley's sincerity, the agents force the reluctant publisher to become a spy and send him to Moscow to meet Katya.
All actors – Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Roy Scheider, James Fox, John Mahoney, Michael Kitchen, J.T. Walsh, Ken Russell, David Threlfall, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Mac McDonald, Nicholas Woodeson, Martin Clunes, Ian McNeice, Colin Stinton, Denys Hawthorne, George Roth, Peter Mariner, Ellen Hurst, Peter Knupffer, Nikolai Pastukhov, Jason Salkey, Eric Anzumonyln, Daniel Wozniak, Giorgi Anjaparidze, Vladek Nikiforov, Christopher Lawford, Mark La Mura, Blu Mankuma, Tuck Milligan, Jay Benedict, David Timson, Yelena Stroyeva, Fyodor Smirnov, Pavel Sirotin, Paul Jutkevitch, David Henry, Martin Wenner, Paul Rattee, Simon Templeman, Gina Nikiforov, Raisa Ryazanova, Kate Lock, Charlotte Cornwell, Craig Crosbie, Keith Edwards, Michael Fitzpatrick, Rob Freeman, Gennady Venov, Sasha Yatsko, Vladimir Zunetov, Jack Raymond, David Ryall, Alexei Jawdokimov, Constantine Gregory, Sergei Reusenko, Yegueshe Tsturvan, Jonathan Reasonshow all
“The Russia House” Quotes 14 quotes
“- Barley: I'm not the man you thought I was.
- Dante: You do not have to remind me that man is not equal to his rhetoric.”
“This is just like school! Dear old, bloody old, school!”
“I love you. All my failings were preparation for me to you. It's like nothing I have ever known: it's unselfish love, grown up love. You know it is. It's mature, absolute, thrilling love.”
“- Walter: How do you live with yourself?
- Barley: Actually I don't live with myself. I tend to give myself a pretty wide berth.”
“- Katya: You have bewitched my family. My children think all you British are Santa Claus in beautiful tweed clothes.
- Barley: There's no Santa Claus. Nobody is what it seems. Except you.”
“- CIA Interrogator: Have you ever met any jazz musicians you would describe, or who would describe themselves, as anarchists?
- Barley: Hmmm... ah, there was a trombone player, Wilfred Baker. He's the only jazz musician I can think of who is completely devoid of anarchist tendencies.”
“You live in a free society; you have no choice.”
“I prefer Russia. It's as corrupt as America, but there's less bullshit.”