An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
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Sofia is rummaging through her apartment and packing up after receiving a tip from Charlize that she may be in danger. She pauses at the entrance to her bedroom and appears anxious. Moments later, James McAvoy sneaks up from behind her and deftly loops a black cord around her neck. A fierce struggle ensues during which she briefly gets the upper hand and stabs him twice with a knife. James tries desperately to remove the knife from his shoulder as Sophia lies on the floor.
Then, a buzzer starts going off – Charlize has arrived and is downstairs trying to buzz her. Sofia gets up to try and answer the buzzer. One scene later, Sofia tries to reach for her gun lying on her bed, but James snares her with the cord again pulls it taut. She tries to push him off using the bed for leverage, but is unsuccessful and dies moments later.
As Charlize manages to sneak past someone leaving the apartment, Sofia’s body falls to the floor while James escapes out the back. Charlize enters Sofia’s apartment, sees her body on the floor, and curses under her breath. The scene and clip end there.
There are a few cuts to Charlize arriving at the apartment building and pressing the buzzer to Sofia’s apartment. I removed them all.
I first saw Sofia in 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service. She played a double amputee henchwoman and Samuel L. Jackson’s right hand. Her prosthetics doubled as blades. The movie was fantastic but by the end of her first appearance on-screen, I was already hoping to see her play an asphyxiated character some day. Three years later, Atomic Blonde unwittingly granted my wish, and I was quite pleased. Sofia’s performance was excellent, and the closeup on her face as her character’s life faded was icing on the cake. As she’s dying, James brings the scene home with this beautifully ominous line: “Sorry darling… this is the game…”