A Compassionate Spy

A Compassionate Spy

Steve James
/ 2022
/ 101 mins
/ English
Acclaimed director and Doc Edge Superhero James's latest film tells the true story of Ted Hall, an 18-year-old Harvard undergraduate recruited in 1944 as the youngest physicist on the Manhattan Project. After the successful detonation of the world's first atomic bomb, Hall became increasingly concerned about the potential for nuclear catastrophe and began passing key information about the bomb's construction to the Soviet Union. Living under FBI surveillance and intimidation, he and his wife Joan raised a family while he refocused his scientific brilliance on ground breaking biophysics research. James explores the twists and turns of this real-life spy story and its profound impact on nuclear history, while celebrating the remarkable love and life of the couple during more than 50 years of marriage.

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Director: Steve James
Producer: Mark Mitten, Dave Lindorff, Steve James
Country: UK, USA
Language: English
Year: 2022
Duration: 101 mins
Premiere: Australasia
Genre: History, Love Story
Category: Crime & Conspiracy

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