Red Sparrow (2018)

Seductive. Deceptive. Deadly.

Plot outline

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

Plots

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations. - Twentieth Century Fox

A young Russian intelligence officer is assigned to seduce a first-tour CIA agent who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young officers collide in a charged atmosphere of trade-craft, deception, and inevitably forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but the lives of others as well.

Faced with a cruel and equally challenging decision, Dominika Egorova, a famous Russian prima ballerina for the renowned Bolshoi Ballet, sees her brilliant career end abruptly, and as a result, her shady uncle, Vanya Egorov, sends her to serve the state. Now, after intensive training on close combat, guns, and sexual manipulation, Dominika, the newest agent of the secret Sparrow School, can use her body as a weapon against prestigious targets. And, before long, in her first mission, she makes contact with the CIA operative, Nate Nash, to expose the identity of his unknown Russian informant. However, can the seductive agent make it out alive in a world filled with secrets and extreme danger? - Nick Riganas

Ballerina Dominika Egorova's career endures a setback when she breaks her leg during a performance. After recovering, she tries to get back her role through doing a favour for her uncle, a senior officer in the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service ('SVR'). This makes her a witness to a murder, putting her life in danger. In order to stay alive she joins the SVR and receives training as a 'Sparrow', a female espionage agent. Her first assignment: seduce a CIA agent in Budapest and find out the name of his mole in Moscow. - grantss

Deputy director of the Russian secret service SVR Vanya Egorov eagerly recruits his niece Dominika Egorova when her career as Bolshoi star ballerina is crushed by a fall, which he proves the work of a rival who seduced the male lead to drop her causing her leg to break irreparably. After taking bloody revenge, she is blackmailed with the loss of all Bolsoi privileges, notably expensive private medical care for her terminal mother. After a single job, seducing an oligarch, actually meant as a test, she is made to join the Red Sparrow state school for sexual seducers, mostly recruited from the military. Headstrong she shows potential pleasing SVR general Korchnoi enough to overturn the school commander's negative reports and assign her to the field. Her mark is CIA agent Nate Nash, who erroneously betrayed his mole, but with whom she develops a romantic relationship of trust, while Vanya's henchman Matorin remains around for the bloody work. After she bitterly turns on Vanya, a game-changing surprise topples all. - KGF Vissers

Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat. When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why 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. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust. - Twentieth Century Fox