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Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, rendered toothless by political considerations.
Vladimir, spokesman for a group of Estonian emigrants and contact person of Smiley is found dead. British intelligence has handed the case over to former head George Smiley. He begins to follow up the clues of his friends past days, discovering that the clues lead to a high person in the Russian Secret service, and a secret important enough to kill for.
Starring Alec Guinness, Bill Paterson, Mario Adorf and Curd Jürgens.