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Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies Discussion Guide

Directed by three-time Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies takes place during the Cold War as lawyer James Donovan (Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks) negotiates the release of U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers, captured by the Soviets, through a prisoner exchange for convicted spy Rudolf Abel (Academy Award® winner Mark Rylance).

The discussion guide explores Rudolf Abel’s conviction, Jim Donovan, constitutional rights, the Cold War, the U-2 incident, and the Berlin Wall.