VOD Recommendation: An Intense Action Thriller Based Around a Strange Spy Practice Coming Soon on Demand
03.25.13 by BJSprecher
"You keep the code safe, whatever it takes."
Follow along with a disgraced secret agent working a dead-end assignment who finds himself forced to make a tough decision after an attack by mysterious enemies.
The Flick: Numbers Station
The Skinny: Danish filmmaker Kasper Barfoed (The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar) directed The Numbers Station from a script by newcomer F. Scott Frazier. Though the movie is a work of fiction, it is inspired by the very real shortwave radio stations known as "number(s) stations" that continue to be in use to send coded messages to spies.
The Players: John Cusack stars as Emerson Kent, a veteran CIA black ops agent who fouled up his last mission and is assigned the dead-end job of providing security for a code operator (Malin Åkerman) at a top-secret CIA numbers station in Great Britain. After coming under fire from unknown assailants, Emerson calls for back-up and is told to secure the location and "retire" the code operator, an order that he has a hard time following, despite that fact that refusal will cost him his career and possibly even his life.