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Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.
Anna (2019) Directed by Luc Besson

Beneath Anna Poliatova’s striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world’s most feared government assassins.

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(PHONE BUZZING)

Da?

MAN: Your cover’s blown. Go to the embassy now.

Okay.

(TIRES SCREECH)

Da.

(SPEAKING RUSSIAN)

What is this? What’s going on?

(SPEAKING RUSSIAN)

Miss, come with us.

Just come with us. Please, no, Wait!

Hello! Where can we find, Robert?

(INAUDIBLE)

Stop!

Grab him!

(MAN SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY)

(SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE)

(SPEAKING RUSSIAN)

Let’s go.

I’m translating.

Stand up!

I’m translating. What’s going on?

(SPEAKING RUSSIAN)

Let me see your ID papers.

(IN ENGLISH) I’m an American citizen.

Is there a problem?

(IN RUSSIAN)

Come with me.

Madame.

(SPEAKING ENGLISH) Call Ambassador Hartman.

Tell him the code 13.

Sorry?

I’m a diplomat. Call him now!

Stay here.

(SCREAMS)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

I want you to deliver a message to your people.

Can you do that for me?

Thank you.

Fuck!

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

SAMY: Yeah? Oh no, I only got three.

There’s one spot I haven’t tried though. The market.

A guy I met last night in the club tipped me off.

Mmm. Sort of a local playboy.

God knows what to expect, but it’s on the way to the airport so…

Yeah. Yeah, of course, yeah.

Bye-bye.

(FOLK MUSIC PLAYING)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

(SPEAKING RUSSIAN)

Look where the hell you’re going!

(GIRL LAUGHING)

(SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY IN RUSSIAN)

(SAMY CLEARS THROAT)

(SPEAKING RUSSIAN)

So sorry. What can I get you?

Uh, sorry. I don’t speak Russian. English?

English, Chinese, French, Japanese, whatever you like.

Which one are you interested in?

Honestly, I’m interested in you.

I am a scout for a modeling agency in Paris.

I find the stars of tomorrow. So would you be interested in becoming a model in Paris?

I’m already busy here in Moscow.

By selling dolls?

No. I’m in the university, studying biology.

No need to stop. We have girls at school all the time.

I know nothing about modeling.

I’m sure you’re a fast leaner.

And anyway, we take care of everything.

Training, accommodation, visa, documentation.

What’s your name?

Anna.

Anna, please, can you take off your scarf for me to see your hair?

Aye.

Magnifique.

(LAUGHTER)

Hello, welcome. May I help you?

Oh, yeah…

Anna!

Welcome to Paris. Welcome to your new home!

How are you?

Good.

Here. Let me take this. So here is the agency.

How was the flight?

It was great.

Yeah? Ah, excellent. I’m glad to hear it.

So let me introduce you.

This is Dorothee, your booker. Best in the business.

I’ll call you later. Hi, how are you?

It’s two in France.

I’ve already put your photo out there.

People are going crazy about you.

The other girls are really jealous.

Ta-da! There you go.

Thanks.

We do have a number of Annas though. So I added an M.

Anna M. Means love in French. Cheers.

Our new star is in the house and nobody tells me?

John McKee, the big boss.

JOHN: Delighted to have you with us.

I hear Dorothee will be looking after you.

I don’t know which one of you got luckier.

I am!

All right.

Do you want to visit your apartment?

(CAMERA CLICKING IN DISTANCE)

Sure.

Welcome to your new home.

Please don’t lose the keys. They cost a fortune, okay?

But first, most important room, the kitchen with our famous Inge. Hi!

Yeah. The pissed off Inge.

Thank God for Inge keeping the place habitable.

This is the dining room and the salon with Petra and Sonia.

Hi!

(INGE SPEAKS DUTCH)

(IN ENGLISH) Thank you, Inge.

Fuck you, Inge.

They’re so funny.

These girls aren’t staying. They’re in transit to Tokyo.

I think your room is over here.

Oopsie. Wrong Anna.

We’ve so many Anna’s at the agency.

(CELL PHONE RINGING)

What? I’ll call you later.

Closets, closets, closets. And here is Renata.

Hey.

Hi.

Your room and your bathroom.

(MACHINE WHIRRING)

And this is Maude.

Hi.

Hi.

Anna.

Well, if you need anything, you know where to find me.

Thank you.

Okay, uh, let me show you your room.

Ta-da!

It may not be what you were expecting, but as you start booking jobs, we’ll be able to move you to a place of your own.

The fun really starts when you’re on set.

(STAMMERS) The address for tomorrow.

Your first shoot.

But I thought I was gonna learn first.

Yeah, but practice beats theory.

We’ve lined you up with one of the best. Mario Conti.

You’re in great hands. I gotta go.

(UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING)

MARIO: Turn that fucking music off!

It’s not a nightclub here.

Hey, hey. I never saw

white so flashy.

(TURNS MUSIC OFF)

Are you trying to burn up my retinas? Change it!

ASSISTANT: I’m sorry, sir.

(SCOFFS)

Welcome to middle age.

DOROTHEE: Oh!

Oh, God! I’m so sorry, girls, I’m late.

I had to take the metro. Couldn’t find a cab.

How are you, sweetie?

Oh, my God! What’s this?

ANNA: It’s nothing.

I was just young and stupid.

Find me someone who wasn’t.

Find something! Hey, Catherine the Great.

Put that on.

And stop lathering that shit all over her face.

(ELECTRONIC MUSIC PLAYING)

There you go.

Now that’s some actual fucking music!

Get out. Get out of my frame.

Okay. Get out. Now! It’s okay?

You done it.

Okay, look at me.

(CAMERA CLICKING)

And smile. Please, relax and smile.

Go. Turn. Turn.

(CAMERA CLICKING)

It’s so boring. Turn.

Freeze. Okay. Tits out. Push them out. Push them out.

Push your tits out. Push them out. Okay.

More emotion! That’s great.

(MUMBLES)

Yeah. Okay.

(CAMERA CLICKING)

MARIO: Yeah!

Yeah. Crazy, totally crazy.

(CAMERA CONTINUES CLICKING)

(SIGHS)

(RENATA SPEAKING ITALIAN)

Ciao, Anna.

Ciao, Renata.

(MUFFLED MUSIC PLAYING)

What the fuck are you doing in my room?

You’ve the biggest fucking bed.

SONIA: And my bed is too small!

Come on, join us.

No, thank you.

(SIGHS)

It’s just for tonight.

(UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING)

Move it! Would you stop it.

Here you go.

Oleg, my friend! I’m so glad you could make it.

John. (LAUGHS)

Where have you flown in from this time?

Oh, you know, here and there.

International man of mystery. Come in, come in!

We’ve gotten some amazing new talent in.

That’s Milena, the Brazilian we swiped from Elite.

A Latin-American gold mine.

OLEG: Who’s she, uh, over there?

Anna M.

She arrived from Moscow a short time ago.

Want me to introduce you?

Uh… No. No, I should rest.

I’m jetlagged.

No, no, no. Come on. Come on.

The wallflower act won’t wash with me. You’re a partner.

Come meet your newest employee.

I’ll get you something.

Thank you.

Anna! Allow me to introduce Oleg Filenkov.

A compatriot of yours

and one of our partners in the firm.

Hi.

A minor partner.

I’ll let you two catch up. Chat about the old country.

(SPEAKING RUSSIAN)

(IN ENGLISH) It’s a crazy party.

Do you stay in Paris?

No. I have a place in London,

but I mostly live in St. Petersburg.

The winter to Europe.

In the spring time,

there’s not a city more beautiful.

I throw a party there every year

to celebrate its arrival.

I’d be honored if you could make it.

But we’re in September.

I hear you book up quickly.

I’m trying to beat the rush.

(LAUGHS)

Yeah. They keep me very busy here.

Everything moves so fast.

And if I invited you to dinner,

would that be considered too fast?

(ANNA MOANING)

No, no, no, no, no.

No, no, no.

What’s wrong?

Nothing. It’s just… It still feels so soon.

Can I get more champagne, please?

Of course, but Anna. It’s been two months.

Almost every day we’ve seen each other.

I’ve loved every minute.

But you kiss me, you leave me.

You kiss me again. Am I a toy?

No, of course you’re not. It’s just…

I’m sorry to say, but, um…

I don’t wanna be one of the girls

you’re just gonna throw away.

I invite you to every function.

Every dinner.

Every night I ask you out on my arm,

so I can show you off in front of all of Paris.

What more do I have to say to convince you?

Thanks. I don’t know.

Maybe you can tell me something more about yourself.

(CHUCKLES SOFTLY)

What do you mean?

Like, what is your job? What do you do?

I’m afraid you’re a spy or something.

(LAUGHS)

Sweetheart, I’ve told you

I’m in import, export. It’s boring.

And once in a while I may step over a legal line or two.

What kind of lines?

(SIGHS)

There are sanctions against countries

all around the world, yes?

Who gets hurt? The leaders? Never.

It’s the people who suffer. I’m here to help them out.

How?

They need food.

Medication. Oil. Raw materials.

I help provide these things.

Food and medication?

Occasionally some weapons.

And since when are weapons the raw materials?

If they’re in the defense of freedom.

And are there many countries you help like that?

Syria.

Libya. Somalia.

Okay, stop. Stop. I don’t want to know.

Chechnya.

Stop!

I shouldn’t be having this conversation with anyone.

I take serious risks in doing so.

You want proof, there it is.

My life for your love.

Where is the bathroom?

Give me a minute.

(SILENCED GUNSHOT)

(GRUNTS)

(BULLET CASING CLATTERS)

(MAN GRUNTING, PANTING)

(MAN MOANING)

(MAN GROANS)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(SPEAKING RUSSIAN)

Baby, you’re the best.

You liked that, right?

You liked it?

Was it good for you, too?

You bet it was.

We’re out of booze.

It’s noon.

I’m not allowed a drink at noon now?

You smoked all the weed?

We smoked it all.

What are you doing?

Let’s see.

(LAUGHS)

You want to serve in the Navy?

Don’t pull that shit.

They’ll give you a drug test.

I can go clean.

Don’t worry about money and stuff. I’ll take care of everything.

Listen up, baby.

I’ve got something big lined up, so we can live it up together.

You trust me?

You trust me, don’t you? You trust me?

I don’t know.

What’s that mean?

You don’t know?

You don’t believe in me?

Listen to me when I’m talking to you!

Let’s think back, who was it that got you off the streets?

If not for me, you’d be turning tricks for a bite to eat.

Right? I saved you.

I let you into my home, into my life!

I let you get high every day without any worries.

You got me into this.

You ungrateful little bitch!

You think I got it easy like you, little angel?

No! But you’re never happy, always wanting more.

More and more!

Look at me when I talk to you.

(SPITS)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(GRUNTING)

Bitch…

You’d better apologize. You’re gonna crawl.

Down on your knees.

(DISHES CLATTERING)

You can’t even do the fucking dishes!

Or buy shit to eat! We’re out of everything.

Little bitch…

(DOOR CLOSES)

(SIGHS)

(SNIFFLES)

(TYPING)

(SPEAKING RUSSIAN)

I was looking for you.

(MUSIC PLAYING ON CAR STEREO)

Jump in.

Whose car is it?

Yours, baby!

From this day on, you go by Benz!

It’s stolen?

‘Course not. I told you I had something big lined up.

Life’s gonna be great, like I promised.

(LAUGHS)

C’mon, get in.

What’s she doing here?

(SWITCH CLICKS)

(MUSIC STOPS)

Yeah, you’re right, I know…

It looks weird. Let’s get home and I’ll tell you all about it.

Okay? See you there.

Come on, it’s a 20-minute walk…

Get in the car.

The door.

Please, get in.

Madame.

(JIMMY SPEAKING RUSSIAN)

This isn’t the way home.

(LAUGHS)

I gotta stop by an ATM.

We don’t have ATM’s…

We have one now. The first.

Nika knows where.

You need a bank card.

We’ve got it covered.

We’re gonna buy you a new dress.

I want a pretty dress, too.

You’ll have one, baby.

(CHUCKLES)

Petya, let me out!

Sure.

There!

(EXHALES)

(PIOTR SPEAKS RUSSIAN)

Here we are.

Petya!

It’ll take fine miutes.

Let’s go.

(JIMMY WHISTLES)

(JIMMY SPEAKS RUSSIAN)

Get out!

America.

Shut the fuck up!

Ah!

(INDISTINCT SHOUTING)

Your PIN code! What’s the code?

(WHIMPERING)

(IN ENGLISH) Three…

Five…

Nine…

Nine…

(COUGHS)

(SPEAKING RUSSIAN)

Fuck!

He ain’t got 4 grand!

Try 3!

Keep it down.

Are you talking to me?

Huh?

Are you?

(GRUNTING)

Fuck, where’s the money?

Tell me where the money is!

(GROANS)

Piotr!

Let’s go home.

I’m working here.

Give me this card’s code.

Fuck!

It’s alright.

(JIMMY GRUNTS)

(ALARM RINGING)

(INDISTINCT SHOUTING)

ANNA: Piotr! Piotr!

Get out!

(SIREN WAILING)

(MAN SPEAKING RUSSIAN)

Piotr!

It’s the police!

I’m not blind!

(TIRES SCREECH)

Ah! Piotr!

(HORN BLARES)

(WHIMPERING)

What are you doing? Get in!

Don’t shoot!

What the fuck are you doing?

Come on!

(LAUGHS)

(HORN BLARING)

(SCREAMING)

(GRUNTING)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(PEOPLE SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY IN RUSSIAN)

(GRUNTS)

Piotr.

Huh?

Let’s go home.

Yeah, let’s go home.

Yes.

Home.

Pack a bag.

In five minutes, we’re gone.

(DOOR CLOSES)

(DOOR CREAKS, SHUTS)

(IN ENGLISH) I understand you speak English.

You’re going to have questions and I’ll answer them.

But first, I need you to listen.

We all have turning points in our lives.

Most of the time, we can’t see them

until they’re in our rear-view mirror.

But I’m here to tell you this is one of those moments.

Every intersection offers several possibilities.

You just have to pick the right road.

And sometimes, those choices have to be made quickly.

PIOTR: Anna.

(SPEAKS RUSSIAN)

Come on, we gotta go.

(SILENCED GUNSHOT)

(GRUNTS)

(BULLET CASING CLATTERS)

How do you know I speak English?

A few days ago, you filed an application

to enlist in the Navy.

Why?

I’ll enlist in anything

that gets me out of this shitty existence.

Your father was a lieutenant.

But you didn’t write that on your application.

And you were a cadet at Omsk Military Academy.

But you dropped out at 17.

After my parents died.

(LAUGHING)

(BOTH LAUGHING)

(TRUCK HORN BLARES)

It says here you like chess.

I can play.

Your profile interests us.

You have talents and skills that we can help you develop.

Like what?

A sharp mind.

Calm under pressure.

And a certain amount of anger can be useful.

Mostly though, you’re a blank key,

which means you have the potential

to open many doors.

You’re offering me a job?

I’m offering you a fresh start.

One year’s military training.

Four years operational in the field.

And when it’s done?

Five minutes ago, you had no future.

Now you want to know what it holds?

In five years, you’re free to go.

I’ve seen your face.

It means I either leave with you

or I don’t leave at all.

You see?

I told you, you had a sharp mind.

No.

I don’t like any of your proposals.

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

I think you’ve made the wrong decision.

You talk about turning points and choices.

Those are just pretty words.

If it means

it’s gonna take me to another shitty town,

in another shitty box.

You have a right to make your own choices in your life.

Go here, go there. Say yes, say no.

But what you can’t do is reject life itself.

Your life was a gift.

Who gave it to you?

My parents.

And this is how you honor them?

This is what your father would want for you?

Their lives are over.

But yours isn’t.

Have a little faith.

Last time I put my faith in men,

look where it got me.

Never put your faith in men, Anna.

Put faith in yourself.

Good.

(TYPEWRITER KEYS CLACKING)

How’s she doing in there?

Nervous.

She been pacing at all?

Sitting, mostly. About an hour.

She asked for water?

No.

What about her shoes? She been playing with them?

Slipping them on and off?

I haven’t noticed.

(DOOR CLOSES)

Sorry to have kept you waiting.

You want a tea or a coffee?

No, thank you.

Yeah, I’m trying to cut down on caffeine, myself.

Three o’clock rolls around.

(EXHALES) Sorry I didn’t introduce myself.

I’m Agent Leonard Miller.

I’m in Paris on assignment.

Just helping out my French colleagues.

I’m nice that way.

So, it’s quite the fairy tale you got going on here, huh?

From a vegetable seller in Moscow

to a top-flight model in what, six months?

I sold Matryoshka dolls, not vegetables.

It’s like, um, a little Russian doll.

Oh, okay.

It’s like that story, The Little Match Girl.

You know that story?

This girl was selling matches and it’s cold and she dies.

I mean, it’s depressing as hell.

But you got out.

(MILLER CLEARS THROAT)

(ON SPEAKERS) What was the nature of your relationship

with Oleg Filenkov?

He’s a partner in the agency

and, um, I bump into him from time to time.

Was it ever more personal? Intimate? Sexual?

(EXHALES DEEPLY)

He flirted with me, but everybody does.

It must be tedious, fending off men all the time.

You get used to it.

When did you see him last?

Uh… Last week, I think.

Mmm-hmm.

Oleg died on Tuesday the 27th

at the Presidential Suite at Le Meurice.

It just so happens that on Tuesday the 27th,

you entered Le Meurice at precisely 1:37 p.m.

Followed by Mr. Filenkov at 1:58 p.m.

Sometime between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.,

Oleg and his bodyguards met the wrong end of a bad day.

You left the hotel at 2:23. See?

Can you explain that to me?

(INHALES SHARPLY)

Um…

I sat at the lounge bar and I waited for him, but, um,

he never came. Um…

He said he wanted to meet me for a drink and…

Yeah, I knew what that meant.

Fucking? I assume it meant fucking?

You’re upset. I’m sorry.

ANNA: Thank you.

Did you notice anything suspicious?

Like what? Like a huge guy

strolling through a lobby with a machete?

No, more like a Beretta 92 with a silencer.

Can’t you look at the hotel security cameras?

Oh, you noticed them?

They’re everywhere.

The tapes were erased.

It’s like we’re dealing with pros.

(SIGHS)

Look, I’m new in town. I’m working.

Making my living.

I don’t wanna lose it all over this.

I have a girlfriend. She’s very jealous.

(ANNA SIGHS)

And okay, yeah,

maybe I would have slept with him, but I didn’t.

Anyway, it wouldn’t be a crime, would it?

I’ve never seen a fashion show.

Must be incredible.

I can get you complimentary tickets, if you want.

Really? I’d appreciate that.

I’m in Paris for a little while.

We should keep in touch.

(MILLER CLEARS THROAT)

I’ll see you around.

(DOOR OPENS AND CLOSES)

(WOMAN COUGHING)

I don’t see what I can do with her.

She has no higher education.

(COUGHING)

She’s a junkie.

Clean for a year.

And her marks are excellent.

Whatever the subject. Look here.

Marksmanship. Acting.

She’s beaten everyone at chess.

Like I can give a shit if she plays chess!

Tell me she can fix my fucking heater, then I’ll care.

Knives, 100%. Driving.

OLGA: Hmm.

Oh, but she’s not the profile we’re looking for.

Fuckable, I suppose. Useful as a honey trap.

But beyond that, I can’t see what I can do with her.

KGB needs smart agents who can size up situations,

react quickly and appropriately.

I thought we made our needs perfectly clear.

She has been trained with that in mind.

Her general knowledge,

her ability to generate options on the spot.

She’s highly intelligent.

“It takes more than intelligence

“to act intelligently.”

Dostoyevsky.

“Like a captive cast to the bottom of a deep, dry well,

“I know not who I am, not what awaits me.

“Yes, it’s clear to me that in this cruel

“and obstinate struggle with Satan,

“I’m fated to emerge victorious.

“Then mind and matter shall fuse in perfect harmony.

“And the reign of universal will shall begin.”

Hmm.

Chekhov.

Seagull. Act 1.

The play within the play.

Your favorite play.

How did you know that?

I work for KGB, baby.

ALEX: She has not been…

I’ll take her.

On trial.

It doesn’t work out, I’ll send her home in a body bag.

Deal.

Come.

He’ll be at one of the back tables.

ANNA: And the gun?

Any bodyguards with him?

How the hell should I know?

You want me to do the job for you?

No. I can handle it.

When you’re done, grab his phone.

Come out the back door.

We’ll be waiting with the car.

You have five minutes.

(OLGA COUGHS)

(CAR DRIVES AWAY)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

(CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYING ON SPEAKERS)

(CONVERSING IN RUSSIAN)

Miss?

I’m looking for my friends.

Please, go ahead.

(LAUGHTER)

(GUN CLICKING)

(MEN GRUNTING)

(GROANS)

(MAN GRUNTING)

(PEOPLE CLAMORING)

(GUNSHOTS CONTINUE)

(PEOPLE CLAMORING)

(MAN GROANS)

(GROANS)

(ANNA GRUNTING)

(GRUNTS)

(GROANS)

(YELLS)

(MEN GRUNTING)

(GROANS)

Three minutes.

(BOTH GRUNTING)

(GUNSHOT)

(GRUNTS)

(MAN YELLS)

(MUTTERS INDISTINCTLY)

(MAN GRUNTS)

(CHOKING)

(BOTH GRUNTING)

(YELLS)

(GRUNTING)

(PANTING)

(CLATTERS)

(YELLS)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

That’s five minutes, let’s go.

What about his phone?

We’ll find another way.

What about her?

If she can’t complete a mission,

I don’t care about her.

We should give her an extra minute.

Why? Why is that?

Because accomplishing this mission

in five minutes is impossible.

(SCOFFS)

Adversity is a good teacher.

(SIRENS BLARING IN DISTANCE)

Well, that’s the extra minute. Come on, let’s go.

(ALEX SIGHS)

(SIRENS CONTINUE BLARING)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

(SHIVERING)

(EXHALES)

Here!

I gave you five minutes.

You took five hours. Well done.

The gun,

it was not even fucking loaded!

You should have checked your equipment.

You set me up.

Do you know why I have a limp?

Come on. You must have read my file by now.

(EXHALES) A minor accident. In Chechnya.

That’s the official version.

The truth is that during training,

I was dropped in the Karakan Forest in Siberia.

There are wolves in the Karakans.

There are also wolf traps, buried in the snow.

So I dragged a steel jaw on my leg for three days.

When I finally got back to the camp,

my instructor handed me a screwdriver,

and said, “Trouble never sends a warning.”

(SCREWDRIVER THUDS)

I’m sorry.

It won’t happen again.

No, it won’t.

(DOOR CLOSES)

You have 14 days’ prep time. Use it wisely.

Building number three, 11th floor, apartment 25.

Welcome to your new home.

Thank you.

(DOOR CLOSES)

(SHOWER RUNNING)

(PHONE RINGING)

Hello?

Settling in?

Yeah. It’s another grey box.

Feels like right back where I started.

Patience. It’s your first day.

I know. I know.

So, uh, do you want to get dinner?

I’d love to.

And I would love to see you.

Great.

But Olga dumped a huge pile of work on me.

I have to prep.

Sure.

Sure, of course.

You know I would love to…

I know. I know. Study up.

That’s what’s important.

We’ll find another time.

Yeah, another time.

PLAYBOY: So, you get paid to look for girls?

(CHUCKLES) That’s what I do. Only nobody pays me.

It’s not so easy.

I’m expected to find five or six girls each trip,

but now I’m struggling.

You’re struggling to find

pretty girls in Moscow? (LAUGHS)

You’re doing it wrong, my friend.

No, I mean, it’s not just pretty.

We look for something unique. Pearls. Gems.

And six-foot pearls don’t grow on trees.

Not even in Moscow.

Have you tried the market in Izmailovsky Park?

Izmail…

Izmailovsky Park.

Uh-uh.

You want me to write it down maybe?

Yeah, please. Yeah.

Yeah.

He’s entering the market.

He’ll be with you in five minutes.

Sure. Copy that.

(MAN SPEAKS RUSSIAN ON RADIO)

(SPEAKING RUSSIAN)

(SPEAKING RUSSIAN)

(SPEAKING RUSSIAN)

(MAN SPEAKS RUSSIAN ON RADIO)

(ANNA SPEAKING RUSSIAN)

(IN ENGLISH) Uh, sorry. I don’t speak Russian.

MAN: (ON RADIO IN ENGLISH) She’s in contact with him now.

(IN ENGLISH) About time.

Go!

DOROTHEE: Anna M. Means love in French. Cheers!

(CAMERA CLICKING)

(PHONE RINGING)

Da?

(IN ENGLISH) How is it going?

He’s showing her around.

You checked out the agency?

Over the weekend. Fairly typical.

OLGA: And you checked the apartment?

Five girls, all clean enough. Some drugs, minor records.

Have her call me when she’s settled.

ANNA: It’s me.

How’s your new life?

If I was living alone, it would be easier.

You’re there to infiltrate, not take a vacation.

They gave me a new name. It’s Anna M. Now.

M for Moscow?

What else can it be?

Very original. So how’s your roommates?

Nothing I can’t handle.

The French girl keeps hitting on me.

How’s the sex?

How do you know?

I work for KGB, baby.

Sex is good. Wanna know some details?

No. No need to stop.

So you know, a girl on your arm

can keep the predators away.

Just don’t let it get in the way of your job.

Your target arrives in Paris next month.

Be ready.

I will.

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

(MUSIC PLAYING ON SPEAKERS)

(INDISTINCT CONVERSATION)

Um…

Maybe I shouldn’t be drinking on an empty stomach.

I’ll get you something.

Thank you.

JOHN: Anna! Allow me to introduce Oleg Filenkov,

a compatriot of yours

and one of our partners in the firm.

Hi.

ANNA: It’s a crazy party.

OLEG: Yeah.

ANNA: So do you live in Paris?

OLEG: I keep a place in London.

But I mostly live in St. Petersburg.

ANNA: The winter to Europe.

(CONVERSATION CONTINUES INDISTINCTLY)

ANNA: Yeah, once a long time ago with my aunt.

Don’t you have a better angle than this?

We have three cameras.

I’m not asking for more cameras!

I’m asking for a better angle!

The hell with these shit pictures!

Telling me this is the best technology

Moscow has to offer?

I might as well use my fucking telescope!

(ANNA SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY)

OLEG: If I invited you to dinner,

would that be considered too fast?

Bingo.

(MEN GROAN)

Madame.

I’ll see you around.

OLGA: What’s he like?

ANNA: Smart. Handsome.

A bit of an ass.

Typical CIA.

Did he mention the tapes?

Only that they’d been wiped.

They have the security footage from across the street

that shows us going in and out of the hotel.

And then?

As I said,

he gave me a light grilling. Nothing more.

And then he just let you go?

I’m a good liar.

Oh, no. No, no.

No, if you’d lied, he would have known.

Nothing else about him, then?

No. Nothing.

Keep out of trouble ’til next Sunday.

You’re coming back to Moscow.

For good?

(EXHALES) I ask the questions.

(LINE DISCONNECTS)

(DOORBELL RINGING)

(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

Da?

ALEX: It’s me.

Pretty nice.

(BOTH GRUNT)

(ALEX BREATHING HEAVILY)

(SIREN BLARING IN DISTANCE)

You plan on keeping her?

I wanted your opinion.

No family, no attachment to anybody or anything.

No leverage.

She can turn her back on us at any time.

She has been well trained.

Some of her choices are unnecessary.

“Attackers may sometimes regret bad moves,

“but it is much worse

“to forever regret an opportunity

“you allowed to pass you by.”

Lenin?

Kasparov.

They say you’re good at chess. We should play.

Now, you have questions?

I’ve nearly done two years.

One in training, one on mission.

When my five years are up, do I have to stay in Moscow?

Or I can go anywhere I want?

What’s all this about “five years,” Olga?

With all due respect,

few have lasted five years in my department.

Except you.

Except me.

So what does it all mean to me?

You work for the KGB this year, five years, 10.

Be happy and proud to serve your country.

With respect, I am happy and proud to serve my country.

I have eliminated 27 targets in two years.

But I’ve been told that…

There’s only one way to leave the KGB.

Do you want to find out what it is?

(GULPS) No, sir.

So don’t play with me.

Except chess.

Would you fancy a game?

Maybe another day.

Good.

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

Ta-da!

Hi.

Come in. Come in. Come in!

Hi, baby.

I’ve been preparing this place for a week now.

This is the kitchen.

Plenty of Russian food for you.

This is the salon. And the most important room…

The bedroom. Come on, come on, come on.

You see, we book the gigs, we make the money,

and now we got our own apartment

just like Dorothee promised.

And it’s all ours! We can sleep where we want.

We can eat where we want. And we can…

screw where we want. (GIGGLES)

So what you want to have first? Lunch or sex?

Actually, I wanna go for a walk.

In the rain?

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

It will stop.

(SIGHS)

What’s wrong?

Nothing.

Just didn’t really have much time

to recharge, to be alone.

(SIGHS)

How was the week with your family?

Intense.

I get it. (CHUCKLES)

You go for your walk. I’m gonna make some dinner.

And, uh, you just come back with some wine.

How about that?

Sure.

All right, then. (CHUCKLES)

(MAUDE SIGHS)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

(PHONE CHIMING)

Da?

ANNA: Hi.

Hold on.

(SPEAKS FRENCH)

Anna, what is this number? Is it secure?

A nice Japanese lady loaned me her phone.

So, how’s the new place?

It’s nice. Stylish.

Something’s wrong?

Is this my life now, Alex?

Stealing mobile phones,

waiting to catch a bullet between my eyes?

Hey, don’t let Vassiliev get in your head.

There are other ways…

You give me some bullshit speech about choices and path,

and promise me my fucking freedom in five years.

You thought I was gonna be long dead

before that, didn’t you?

Well, not everyone makes it through. I’ll give you that.

But you’ve got a shot. For now, enjoy the moment.

Give yourself time, Anna. It plays in your favor.

Let the currents move beneath you.

Powers will shift. Enemies can vanish.

Do what you can to stay alive. Time will do the rest.

Promise me something, Alex.

Anything.

If I find a way to get free one day,

would you be on my side?

I’ll do my best.

I’ll see you soon.

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

(SIGHS)

Listen, I know

that you’re going through a very, very rough time.

And I don’t know why,

but also don’t want to know.

What I want you to know

is that I love you the way you are,

and I’m always gonna be there

for you whenever you need me.

All right?

Thank you.

(MOUTHING)

(OPERATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

PHOTOGRAPHER: Okay, girls, let’s do this.

(CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING)

Boom! Okay, lovely. Yes!

Very nice, girls. Very, very nice.

But give me dirty. Give me dirtier.

Yeah, that’s nice. That’s very nice!

Yes! Yes, green dress! Oh, my God,

you’ve got a lovely bunch of fucking legs on you.

All right, next. Done. Next!

Whoo! Next, yeah? Okay.

Oh, my God, that was bloody lovely!

We’re feeling it. We’re feeling good.

We’re feeling good. Hey! Boop, boop!

Come on, that was really nice.

It’s great.

Do you know that I have to leave at 5:00, right?

No problem. In one hour you are finished, okay?

Awesome.

PHOTOGRAPHER: That’s nice. Fair enough.

Remember you are princesses, not transvestites, yeah?

(PHONE RINGING)

So I’d like to see

your feminine energy if I could, please. Ooh.

Hello? Yes?

Strike a pose, yeah?

So, uh, did you recover from last night?

Ooh.

Okay, I had enough.

Maybe. Yeah, I could.

Anna, my love. Hey, I’m trying to create here, yeah?

So can you please just strike that pose, yeah?

Fucking idiot.

MODEL: Anna…

Don’t move.

Please, Anna, we need this job.

Bring that thing that you brought yesterday.

Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. Tonight. Ooh, she is not happy.

(GROANS)

WOMAN: Oh, my God!

ANNA: Let’s get dirty now. Smile.

(CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING)

Smile. Give me your best smile.

(WHIMPERING) Why? Fucking hell, there’s blood.

I said give me your best smile!

(CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING)

Okay. (SOBBING)

That’s better.

Now be a dog.

(CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING)

(IMITATES BARKING)

Yeah, be a dog. Woof, woof.

Here’s a good bitch, dog.

Ow!

Put your hands where they belong.

(CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING)

Okay, that’s the good one.

(CAMERA THUDS)

That’s a wrap.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Fucking don’t touch me.

Don’t touch me!

(GASPS)

Over an hour late!

I came here as soon as I could.

Olga’s called at least 10 times already.

Give me the fucking file and shut the fuck up!

OLGA: Wurtenberg, 49, German diplomat,

with the embassy in Poland.

All illegal money from the Middle East goes through him.

He’s divorced, no kids.

We’ve already made several approaches,

but it’s hopeless.

He can’t be bought. So we have no leverage for blackmail.

He does, however, have one weak spot.

Let me guess.

Here in Milan, he uses a service

run by a man called Stefano.

We’ve already sorted things out on that end.

So Wurtenberg is waiting for you.

Where is the piece?

Bathroom. Behind the second sink.

Bodyguards?

Just one. A vicious bastard.

We have eyes in the hall,

but no way of getting a wire or camera in.

There will be no backups. So if there’s a hitch…

There won’t be.

Bring me the attache case, keys,

documents, and fingerprint.

Any questions?

Which room?

Go any further and you will have to pay.

(DOOR OPENS)

It’s about time.

Sorry. Traffic.

Fashion week.

Can I use your bathroom?

Yes, but, uh, hurry.

We have lost a lot of time.

Won’t be long.

Good.

(DOOR OPENS)

(KEYS CLATTER)

You were in there 12 minutes.

Well, he wasn’t very cooperative.

So where is his print?

We can lift them off this.

No, you idiot. Didn’t you read the memo?

Yeah, I’ve read it.

So where’s his fucking index finger?

You expected me to…

Bring back his finger, yes! Like it says in the memo.

How can you expect us to compromise him

without putting his prints everywhere?

(ANNA SIGHS)

You want me to send Mossan?

No. No. It was my mistake.

My mistake and I’ve got to do this.

While you’re there, bring back your watch.

Never leave anything behind.

Why are you still here? Go.

(DOOR CLOSES)

Here.

Are we done?

Yes.

(SIGHS) Can I go to bed now?

Is there anyone else you need me to kill and mutilate?

What’s wrong with you?

I’m just so tired of everything.

(SIGHS) I can’t…

(INHALES SHARPLY)

Take break.

What?

Take a week in the sun. Wherever you want. Take Maude.

Rest. Recuperate.

Get over this. Whatever this is.

Thank you.

One week. No more.

(CALYPSO MUSIC PLAYING)

MAN: Hey, girls, can I buy you a drink?

Unless you’re a billionaire, keep on walking, man.

Geez, it’s hot out here.

Do you want to go back to the bungalow,

and take a shower?

Go ahead. I’ll join you later.

All right.

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

Hi.

(PANTING)

Enjoy your vacation?

Yeah, it was wonderful. Even got you a present.

Here, it’s a postcard.

OLGA: Hmm.

Lovely.

Time to get back to work.

(UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING)

MAN 1: What the fuck?

MAN 2: Fuck!

(INAUDIBLE CONVERSATION)

Number five, can you turn, please.

MAN: Hey!

Gentlemen, perfect, lovely. Oh, great.

Perfect. Darling, watch me. Don’t move.

(CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING)

Little more Marie-Antoinette.

Perfect.

Hey! (GRUNTS)

(SILENCED GUNSHOT)

PHOTOGRAPHER: Good, very nice.

I want fire. Give it all. Come on. Give it all.

Fire! Fire! That’s it. All right!

(COUGHING)

(CHOKING)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

Yeah, push it more, baby! Push it more, more, more!

Give me what you got! Give me what you got!

Come on! Come on! Come on!

(GRUNTING)

(PANTING)

(CHOKING)

(ANNA BREATHING HEAVILY)

(HORNS HONKING IN DISTANCE)

You’ve done good work this year.

You’re flying back to Moscow next week.

The boss wants to see you.

(ALEX GRUNTING)

(ALEX MOANS)

(ALEX BREATHING HEAVILY)

You are crazy.

I needed it.

Me too.

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

VASSILIEV: I confess, I had little faith in you at first.

Girls who are too beautiful

become a problem sooner or later.

That’s why we only hire the ugly ones.

(ALEX CHUCKLES)

Speaking of Olga, she has asked

for a medal of distinction to be awarded to you.

But don’t get your hopes up.

There is no ceremony or anything.

When your service ends,

your name will be engraved on the wall at the entrance,

and a pension will be paid to your heirs, if you have any.

Now, what do you think?

Do you deserve such an honor?

Check.

ANNA: No.

Mate.

AGENT: Grab her! Joseph, come with me.

(PANTING)

(EXHALES)

Don’t look so surprised. I told you I’d see you around.

Now, you’re gonna wanna know

how I knew this was going down,

and how long I’ve been watching you,

all that good stuff.

And you deserve to know, you do.

Maybe we’ll grab dinner some night, hash it out.

But right now, we’re in a bit of a pickle

because we have five minutes to cut a deal

before your friends start to wonder where you are.

So, how about I give you a little recap?

I understand the situation.

Yeah, I’ll recap anyway,

just so we’re on the same page.

Right now I can pin you for the murder of Oleg Filenkov,

his bodyguards, the clerk at Le Meurice.

The attempted murder of Frederick Wurtenberg.

Not to mention the whole espionage thing.

Now, I can have you in a French prison

inside of an hour,

or I can make a call and have you hauled off

to one of our black sites in the Czech Republic

where the fine men and women

of the United States Intelligence community

will violate your human rights until they get bored.

So you see the issue.

Solution one, we bump you off.

It solves our problem, but not yours.

Plus, it ruins our dinner plans.

Solution two, you work for us. You live.

Dinner’s optional.

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

Is that all you have to offer?

I don’t believe you’re in a position to negotiate.

Fine then. Kill me.

All you’re offering is the same shit

I get from my people.

Be a slave or die.

Or don’t you consider yourself better than the Russians?

Ah, historically, sure.

Then make me a better offer.

My bandwidth with negotiation is limited.

I won’t be too demanding.

All right. Tell me what would make you happy.

Freedom and protection.

Hmm. (CLICKS TONGUE)

That’s a tall order. All right. Here it goes.

You work for us for three years,

then we make you disappear.

You ever been to Arizona? It’s hot, but it’s a dry heat.

That’s what they say.

I’ve never actually been in the summer.

No, I work for one year.

That’s the max before my cover’s blown, anyway.

And I want to live by the sea.

Vancouver.

Too cold.

(SIGHS) Okay, any suggestions?

Hawaii.

Hawaii.

(CLICKS TONGUE) Hawaii.

All right. Hawaii it is.

(HANDCUFFS UNLOCKING)

How did you catch me?

The way you hold your bag.

From now on, you’re under my protection.

And the protection of the United States of America.

(PANTING)

(EXHALES)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(KEYS CLATTER)

(PANTING)

You were in there 12 minutes.

Well, he wasn’t very cooperative.

So where’s the print?

Sir! She’s coming back.

Not a word.

I need his finger.

What the fuck are you talking about?

I need his fucking finger!

No way, he’s not leaving this suite.

Not him! Just his fucking finger!

Whoa, whoa, wait! This was not part of the deal.

I mean, I can help you.

That’s okay for me, but no more.

All right, (SNAPS FINGERS) put him on the table.

Don’t! Don’t touch me!

Don’t!

(MUFFLED SHOUTING)

All right, proceed.

No, no, no, no, no. I have to do it.

There is a specific type of a cut

the KGB teaches us to make

just to make sure we are not being forced.

If it’s gonna come out any other way,

she’ll notice something is wrong.

Oh. How do I know you’re not cutting it

in a way that betrays us?

Oh, you want me to trust you about Hawaii?

You better trust me about this.

Anyway, there was already 10 times…

All right, okay! I understand!

All right, shut him up!

Take a deep breath, sir. Give her the fucking knife!

(MUFFLED SHOUTING CONTINUES)

(MUFFLED SCREAMING)

(KNIFE SWISHES)

Are we done?

Yes, we’re done.

(SIGHS) Can I go to bed now?

Is there anyone else you need me to kill and mutilate?

Take a break.

What are you doing here?

I came to check on you.

You could have called.

At the CIA, we’re all about personal service.

(CLEARS THROAT) Everything okay?

For now.

Good. We’re all good on our side, and we’re all clear.

Trouble never sends a warning.

Damn straight. (CLEARS THROAT)

You look rested, you look tan.

Why are you really here?

I’m on vacation.

You… You put the idea in my head. You said Bahamas.

I started thinking about daiquiris on the beach.

Feels good. Feels good to kick back.

Plus, there is that dinner I owe you.

I thought that was optional.

Yeah, it is.

I’m gonna look after you, Anna.

Keep you safe.

You’re with us now. We protect our assets.

You’ll keep your promise?

You’ll let me go after a year?

Uh-huh.

I already have them looking for a house in Hawaii.

I can’t guarantee an island preference.

Doesn’t matter.

No, but believe me, it does.

You’ve never been?

No.

Then why Hawaii?

Postcards on my parents’ refrigerator.

It always looked like a dream. And you?

Yeah, born and raised.

A real island native.

My dad was in the Navy. Like yours.

You’ll love it. You’ll surf.

You’ll eat spam. It’s paradise.

Plus, I will personally guarantee

that your dream becomes a reality.

You better get some tan

or you’ll look too conspicuous.

Yeah, good advice.

Well, if you… If you need me,

you know where to find me.

In the closet?

(CHUCKLES DRYLY)

And she’s funny.

The total package.

(MILLER SIGHS)

So I finally have enough money to start building.

And it’s a beautiful area.

It’s not too far away from Saint-Tropez.

It’s not too far away from the beach.

They have no tourists.

Super peaceful, you know?

I actually did the drawing by myself

and I was thinking,

I wanna build the whole house with my own hands.

Do you actually know my father was a carpenter?

Anna.

Did you hear anything I said?

No. Not a word.

What’s wrong with you?

(PHONE RINGING)

Go ahead, get it. I’m not hungry anyway.

(RINGING CONTINUES)

Yeah?

(COUGHS, SNIFFLES)

How’s your vacation?

Pretty good.

Looks like a nice place.

You’ve been here?

No.

Are you spying on me?

I’m doing my job.

I like it here.

I already put a down payment on a bungalow.

Hmm. Not very funny.

(SHIP HORN BLARES)

(SIGHS) What’s wrong?

I figure we’re probably

never gonna be able to have that dinner.

Yeah, you’re probably right.

So let’s fuck instead.

(MELLOW MUSIC PLAYING)

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

Hi.

Enjoy your vacation?

Yeah, it was wonderful.

(MUSIC CONTINUES)

I gotta be at the embassy in a half hour.

You’re gonna be late.

(MUSIC CONTINUES)

MILLER: She making any moves?

No.

MILLER: At all?

Not at all.

All right, shut it down.

I have a job for you, when you’re back at Moscow.

What kind of job?

For the last 20 years, we’ve had

a relationship with the KGB.

It’s not been friendly, but it’s been respectful.

We’re all in the same business after all.

That all changed

when Vassiliev was appointed director.

We need someone on the inside.

You guys want to get rid of the number one at the KGB?

We know how to get a gun in.

We know how to get our operative out.

All you need is the sucker to do the job?

All we need is a partner to participate in the mission.

So use one of your American partners in Moscow to do it.

Five years ago,

we lost nine agents in one day.

On my watch.

(INAUDIBLE)

Vassiliev gave the order.

They were just men and women doing their job.

So you don’t have American agents to do it.

You have to use a Russian.

We need the best.

I’m gonna get my head blown off.

I’ve been putting this together for three years.

I’ve checked every detail a hundred times.

Nothing’s foolproof, but it’s damn close.

We take out Vassiliev, restore a little order.

I just need to find the right person to make it happen.

You make everything happen.

I’m not gonna make you do this.

Anna, if you say it’s a no go, it’s a no go.

But you should know,

I got them to sign off on early retirement.

What do you mean?

You do this job, you’re off to Hawaii.

Total Freedom. Total Protection.

Everything you wanted.

And they agreed? Just like that?

I must have been very persuasive.

What did you tell them?

I told them I didn’t want to lose you.

Okay.

Good.

Will you be in Moscow?

I’m gonna personally ex-filtrate you.

That’s the only way I know you’ll be safe.

(COCKS GUN)

Check.

Mate.

(GROANS)

I’m sorry, Alex.

ALEX: You’re crazy!

You’ll never make it out of here alive.

Lay down.

You’re a dead woman.

I love you, too.

It’s gonna make you sleep.

(GRUNTS)

(PHONE RINGS)

(SPEAKS RUSSIAN)

No.

He’s busy.

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

(CONVERSING IN RUSSIAN)

You cannot wait here.

This is a diplomatic car.

Didn’t you see the license plate?

This is a security zone.

Stopping is prohibited.

If you don’t want problems.

Forget about it all.

(GROANS)

(GRUNTING)

(STRAINING)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

(GRUNTING)

(PHONE RINGING)

(SPEAKING RUSSIAN)

Yes?

(SIGHS IN EXASPERATION)

I repeat…

He’s busy. He’ll be busy all day.

(GRUNTING)

(BREATHING SHAKILY)

(BUZZING)

Hold on.

(GASPS)

(ALARM BLARING)

(MAN SHOUTING INDISTINCTLY)

(SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY)

(WOMAN SCREAMING)

(GUNSHOTS)

(FIRES GUN)

(GUN CLICKS)

(GUNSHOTS)

(GRUNTS)

(IN ENGLISH) For your own security,

please back up at least 20 meters.

Okay, my friend, you see that door? Right there.

Any second, my counterpart will appear,

and then your worries will be over, all right?

(SCANNER BEEPS)

(DOOR UNLOCKS)

(GRUNTING)

(STEAM HISSING)

(MEN GROANING)

(MEN SHOUTING INDISTINCTLY)

(ALARM BLARING)

(ALL GRUNTING)

(ALARM BLARING)

Get out!

Go, go, go! Drive!

(TIRES SCREECH)

(EXHALES SHARPLY)

(CHILDREN CHATTERING IN DISTANCE)

(DOOR OPENS)

Anna?

AGENT: Don’t move!

Don’t move!

(CLEARS THROAT) Um, usually, I do these things

with a little more civility,

but it’s been a fuckable week and I’m at the end of a rope.

You’re gonna answer yes or no,

and don’t lie because trust me I’ll know.

Do you know who I am?

(WHISPERS) No.

Right answer.

Are you affiliated with the KGB, yes or no?

No.

Mossad.

I don’t know what Mossad…

Yes or no? That’s the game.

(WHIMPERS)

No!

(SOBBING)

All right. Anna. Have you seen her?

(EXHALES)

No.

I’m gonna tell you exactly what to do.

If she makes contact. If she calls you,

if you call her, you’re gonna get in touch with me.

Understand?

Yes.

We’ve already bugged your apartment.

All right, get out.

I’m sorry for disturbing your day.

(DOOR CLOSES)

(SOBBING)

(SIRENS BLARING IN DISTANCE)

Man of the hour. Congrats.

Thanks, man.

Solid fucking operation.

Vassiliev was a confirmed kill,

and the Russians are ready to appoint someone else.

Yeah. Hopefully someone better.

Can’t be anyone worse.

Christ, that guy was a prick.

You made things right.

It took time, but you got back at ’em.

Nobody’s ever gonna forget that.

Good.

And the girl? Any news?

Dead, probably. If she’s lucky.

A girl like her, up in a Siberian gulag?

How’s that gonna go?

Uh-huh.

Let’s grab dinner before you leave town.

Yeah, sure.

Great work. Big win for the good guys. Yeah.

(PAGER CHIMING)

(CLEARS THROAT)

(SIGHS)

MAN: (ON WALKIE-TALKIE) Entering the park.

Roger.

You wanna tell our guys to be a little more discreet?

I can spot them a mile away.

Agents 1 and 2, you’re too conspicuous. Move back.

Any idea who that could be?

We’re on it.

To my right, Alexei Tchenkov.

(SPEAKING FRENCH)

Uh, espresso ristretto.

Tres bien.

Leonard Miller, CIA.

He was in Moscow when Vassiliev was killed.

All agents stand by to intervene.

Hey, get me the fuck out of here.

Don’t worry, we’re coming in.

(SNAPS FINGERS)

AGENT: Yes, sir.

Exfiltration procedure imminent.

We have movement.

(EXHALES)

Sit tight, Alexei.

Like a duck waiting to get shot.

Nobody’s getting shot.

Exfiltration in 20 seconds.

Alexei, don’t do anything stupid.

Fifteen…

Ten…

Five…

Wait. Wait.

Wait, wait, wait. Hold off.

Hold off. Hold off.

Why? What’s going on?

She’s here.

Whoa.

It’s good to see you.

I’ll kill you with my own hands, Anna.

You know that?

I know, but we have to talk first.

Any more lovers you want to tell us about?

No, just the two of you.

What the hell’s going on?

I came to say goodbye.

For good.

When I was a kid, I used to play with Matryoskha dolls

way before I pretended to sell them on a street corner.

I loved opening them up

and looking at their beautiful faces.

It’s a woman inside of a woman inside of a woman.

Now there would be a doll made of me, what would she be?

A daughter? A girlfriend?

A Russian spy? A model?

An American spy?

If you go to the very smallest doll

buried deep inside, what is she?

I never knew.

And I would like to find out.

Whatever we had, each of us brought me here.

It gave me the will to live and face to myself.

Something I will never forget.

But you forgot the rules, Anna.

Here. That’s what I got from the KGB.

And that’s what I got from the CIA.

When?

Your case.

Nice work.

Thank you.

So what happens now?

You both got what belongs to you.

Everything goes back to normal.

And we part as good friends.

And if anything happens to you,

there’s a copy someplace.

Goes straight to the press, huh?

I hope you’re both as fond of me as I am of you.

You’ll make sure this will never happen.

That’s a lot of faith to put in people

you don’t really know, Anna.

In six months, the information you have will be obsolete.

They will come after you, wherever you are.

I never had a single day of freedom.

Six months is an eternity.

And I better have it.

Are we agreed?

I wish you the very best.

For at least six months.

Alex?

It’s a bitter pill to swallow.

I asked you once,

if I found a way out, would you be on my side?

No. No. I said I would do my best.

That’s all I’m asking.

(SIGHS)

ALEX: If you ever change your mind,

come home to your family.

Understand?

(SNIFFLES)

The only family I have is at this table.

The bitch! If she thinks she’s getting away with this…

Keep recording. Keep recording.

You, stay here.

(SNIFFLING)

You wanna leave first?

I think I’ll stay awhile.

Buy you a drink?

Don’t push it, comrade.

Anna!

Olga?

No one fucks with KGB!

(GROANS)

All agents, move! Move! Move!

Let’s go! Get him out of there!

(EXHALES) Let me help her, Tchenkov.

What makes you think she needs your help?

She’s gonna die.

We’re all going to die one day, my friend.

I think it would be preferable if you left first.

You have a clear path behind you.

I insist.

(HORN HONKS)

Get me two crepes. No topping, just sugar.

(CAR DOOR CLOSES)

I know the Americans have contacted you.

What are you talking about?

When you came back from the suite,

you had cuff marks on your wrists.

That’s when you lost your watch.

I know you, Anna.

I know you like my own daughter.

For now,

what I know doesn’t leave this limousine.

But you must report to me

everything the Americans are planning.

ANNA: What kind of job?

MILLER: The last 20 years,

we’ve had a relationship with the KGB.

It’s not been friendly, but it’s been respectful.

We’re all in the same business, after all.

That all changed

when Vassiliev was appointed director.

They want to kill Vassiliev?

And they want me to do the job.

What do you want most in the world, Anna?

My freedom.

Do exactly as I say, and I give you my word,

you will be free.

(MAN GROANS)

(ENGINE REVS)

(PANTING)

Where is it? Okay.

Give me another angle.

(PANTING)

MILLER: From the left. That one. Zoom in.

More! More, more, more.

Let me see the face. On the face!

Turn it off.

(GRUNTS)

(GRUNTS)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(TRIUMPHANT MUSIC PLAYING)

(KEYS CLACKING)

My dear Olga, if you receive this message, everything must have gone to plan.

You’re in Vassiliev’s chair, and I’m…

Well, I hope I’m alive.

You taught me how to protect myself because no one else can do it for me.

And I am very grateful for that.

But the only thing I couldn’t do is to delete my file from the database.

‘Cause only Vassiliev can do that. Or his successor.

I know you’ll keep your word, ’cause honor is very important to you, and we’re nothing without it.

But just in case you wanna change our deal, I’ve planted another wolf trap in the snow.

I’ve recorded our last conversation.

Vassiliev’s shelf life has expired.

Enough with these men running our lives.

Use the gun the Americans will hide for you.

All you have to do is dispatch the son-of-a-bitch.

ANNA: I’ve applied everything you taught me these long years and now I’m out.

I hope you’ll respect that.

And I hope you’re proud of me.

Mat!

(CHUCKLES SOFTLY)

(CONGRATULATES IN RUSSIAN)

(CHUCKLES)

Bitch.

(BEEPING)

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