Release Date: 19 December 1990 (US)
Director: Fred Schepisi
Tagline: He took a chance because he had nothing to lose, she took a chance because she had everything to gain.
Plot Synopsis:
Three notebooks supposedly containing Russian military secrets are handed to a British publisher during a Russian book conference. The British secret service are naturally keen to learn if these notebooks are the genuine article. To this end, they enlist the help of the scruffy British publisher Barley Blair, who has plenty of experience with Russian and Russians. Barley, an unconventionaly character who doesn't respond well to authority, finds himself in a game more complex than he first thought when he digs into the origin of the notebooks.
Awards Nominations: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (Golden Globe Awards 1991)
Filming Locations:
Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada (safe house scene)
Hotel National, Moscow, Russia
Hotel Pribaltiskaya, St. Petersburg, Russia
Hotel Ukraina, Moscow, Russia
Lisbon, Portugal
London, England, UK
Moscow, Russia
St. Petersburg, Russia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
What did Michelle say about the role:

For her role as the strong and detemined Katya, MICHELLE PFEIFFER was committed to fully discover this complex character. "There are certain things about playing a Russian woman that just don't compute with my own reality and it's difficult for me as an American to get under the skin of a character who is so far from my experience," explains Pfeiffer.

"Katya is strong, intelligent and brave. Very, very brave. She lives where she speaks."
Magazines's advertisement
Movie Flyer from Japan
Japan Advertisment & Premiere Book Cover
Official Presskit Photos
Promotion Still & On the Set of "The Russia House"
Production Still
"The Russia House" Premiere Gallery
The Official "The Russia House" DVD page
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