Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeremy Irons, Ciarán Hinds, Joely Richardson
Story: Spy thriller directed by Francis Lawrence in which the story centers on Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence), a devoted daughter and a prima ballerina determined to protect her mother at all costs. When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future.
She finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. But her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, Nathaniel Nash (Joel Edgerton), threatens not just each other’s lives but of others as well.
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Dominika Egorova: Mama.
Nina Egorova: What is it?
Dominika Egorova: I have to go away for a while.
Man: [to Dominika] Take off your dress.
Dominika Egorova: I was told to take a man to a hotel. They said that he was an enemy of the state and in exchange my mother would get the doctor she needed. Instead they cut his throat. There could be no witnesses, so they gave me a choice, “Die or become a Sparrow.”
Dominika Egorova: I saw something I was not supposed to. They gave me a choice, “Die or become a Sparrow.”
Headmistress of Sparrow School: From this day forward you will become Sparrows, weapons in a global struggle for power. You’ll be trained in psychological manipulation. You must learn to push yourself beyond all limitation. Take off your clothes. When we are finished with you the person you were will no longer exist.
Headmistress of Sparrow School: Every human being is a puzzle of need. You must become the missing piece and they will tell you anything.
Vanya Egorov: [to Dominika] You have a gift, you know how to survive. This is what you were meant to do.
Vanya Egorov: [to Dominika] There is a traitor in the government. His last known contact is an American. Get close to him.
Vanya Egorov: [to Dominika] You have a gift, you see through people.
Vanya Egorov: You’re always one step ahead.
Dominika Egorova: You’re right.
Nathaniel Nash: When I was in Moscow I heard about a program. Young officer trained to seduce and manipulate, to use their bodies, to use everything. Called them Sparrows, that’s what she is.
Marty Gable: [to Nash] She’s is out of your league.
Nathaniel Nash: I thought I saw you in the pool yesterday.
Dominika Egorova: Are we going to become friends?
Nathaniel Nash: Is that what you want?
[referring to Dominika]
Nathaniel Nash: She’s a sparrow.
Nathaniel Nash: [to Dominika] You only matter because of what you can do for them. Work with me and make these men pay.
Korchnoi: [to Dominika] You are better at this than any of us. Your only problem is you have a soul.
[referring to Dominika]
Marty Gable: We can’t trust a word that comes out of her mouth.
Nathaniel Nash: There’s something else we’re not seeing.
[to Korchnoi; referring to Dominika]
Vanya Egorov: If she’s compromised she will be eliminated.
Nina Egorova: [to Dominika] What have you done?
Nathaniel Nash: [to Dominika] Take your life back.
Nathaniel Nash: You belong to them, they will never let you go.
Dominika Egorova: I’ll find a way.
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