Berlin; the end of the 80s. There is revolution as well as a wind of change in the air. The socialist system falters, and the slogan “We are the people” dominates the streets. Here, on the eve of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, a rapid spy story takes place: Atomic Blonde.
Berlin is the hot spot of the Cold War. Because of the changings, it is a true powder keg. While it’s already difficult to know who you can trust on a conventional day in the espionage business, now, it’s almost impossible.
ATOMIC BLONDE – THE STORY
Lorraine Broughton is an equally ice-cold as seductive top agent of the MI6. She goes to Germany to infiltrate a brutal espionage ring. Recently, this organization has eliminated a friendly secret agent for even unknown reasons.
Immediately, after her arrival in Berlin, Lorraine becomes the target of killers. Because of her skills in martial arts and melee, she survives and makes common cause with David Percival, the daring manager of the Berlin station.
The high-ranking CIA agent Emmett was sent from the USA to Berlin to monitor Broughton’s mission.
Furthermore, Lorraine notes that the French spy Dolphins LaSalle follows her at every turn. Moreover, her interest is also of a personal nature: the two women starts an ardently hot love affair.
However, these agents – and even more – are trying to defeat a menace to the West’s espionage activities. The reason for that is, that an East-German Stasi officer has compiled a list of the identities and personal details of western agents. It’s assumed that the spy is called Spyglass.
Although, Lorraine and David don’t trust each other, they want to question Spyglass to come into possession of the list.
LORRAINE BROUGHTON / CHARLIZE THERON
Oscar-winner Charlize Theron stars in Atomic Blonde as Lorraine Broughton. Besides amazing martial arts skills, the attractive South-African actress shows that she is still one of the best character actors in Hollywood.
Her in-depth performance goes far beyond a mere action character. Theron plays a powerful, strong woman who is the jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Service. But, she is also weak, fragile and loveable.
David Percival / JAMES McAVOY
The Scottish actor James McAvoy plays Lorraine’s counterpart David. The spy is a tricky person. Always trying to follow the path, which leads him to his professional as well as personal aims. Lorraine has to discover if he is on her side or if he plays a devious game.
DELPHINE LASALLE / SOFIA BOUTELLA
The Algerian actress Sofia Boutella plays the much more idealistic French spy Delphine LaSalle. Boutella celebrated a sensational debut in Kingsman: The Secret Service. Hereafter, another highlight was Star Trek Beyond. Recently, she played the title character in The Mummy alongside Tom Cruise.
Back to Atomic Blonde. Boutella’s character is younger than the other spies. Therefore, she is primarily looking for adventures. Delphine is convinced that the fastest way to Lorraine’s mind goes through her heart.
Boutella smiles when she talks about her role: “Unlike almost all the other characters in the film, I don’t have to fight with Lorraine. Much better: I can kiss her! From the very first moment, Lourraine fascinates Delphine. She is so beautiful, confident and convincing. Dolphin’s affection melts a little bit of Broughton’s restraint and icy exterior. “
JOHN GOODMAN (Emmett Kurzfeld)
TIL SCHWEIGER (Watchmaker)
EDDIE MARSAN (Spyglass)
TOBY JONES (Eric Gray)
CONCLUSION OF ATOMIC BLONDE
Atomic Blonde is an electrifying blend of smooth action, solid sexuality and distinctive style. Director David Leitch (John Wick, Deadpool 2) creates a world that is brutal and deadly as well as true and comprehensible.
Besides the action, the soundtrack is driving, even if it’s not very authentic and full of clichés. The so called “Neue Deutsche Welle” was on the top of the music charts in the middle of the 80s. However, Atomic Blonde as well it’s soundtrack entertain and bring back the Cold War in our living rooms during the winter days.