Political Theater: ‘The Courier’: How friendship trumped Cold War politics


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The United States and Russia have a tense political relationship, which will be on display later this month when President Joe Biden has called Russian leader Vladimir Putin meet for a summit. But the two countries don't have to look to far in the past to see that when genuine relationships on both sides prevail, everyone wins. Director Dominic Cooke discusses this dynamic and how he portrays it in his new movie “The Courier,” a retelling of how two spies helped defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis, and gave politicians a way to avert catastrophe.

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