Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Library Video of the Week, March 5, 2012.

Breach, starring Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe and Laura Linney.  Directed by Billy Ray. 2007.  Library Call Number: PN1995.9.F67B73 2007.
          Chris Cooper plays Robert Hanssen, an FBI expert on Russian affairs and counterintelligence,  bitter about his lack of promotion in a stellar 25-year career and obsessed with teaching the FBI how vulnerable they are to being spied upon.  Linney, as Special Agent Burroughs, assigns Eric O’Neill (Phillippe) as Hanssen’s  special assistant, giving him the task of keeping daily notes about interactions with his boss, supposedly because Hanssen’s a pornographer.  But  the young agent begins to suspect there is more to his tracking the boss than he’s being told.  And even as he comes to admire his Hanssen and distrust the Special Agent,  O’Neill is driven by his sense of duty to find the truth.

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