The screening of the Russian TV series "Sorge" (Japanese title – "Women who loved a spy") will begin in Japan on February 25, Katsunori Ito, chief manager of the Heisei Project distribution company, told RIA Novosti.

"This week, on Saturday, February 25, the distribution of the film-series "Sorge" will begin. There are no changes in these plans. Taking into account the unusual format of the screening – the film is shown in one hall and divided into six blocks (by series) – I can say that tickets are selling well. Tickets are being sold the way we wanted," Ito said.
To be shown in the cinema, the series was divided into six parts of two episodes, which will run for two days. Thus, the demonstration of the entire series will take six days. So far, two weeks of rental are planned. Earlier it was reported that simultaneously with the rental, the sale of the series on DVD will be organized, and then shown on the Internet and on the Wowow channel.

Soviet intelligence officer Richard Sorge worked in Japan since 1933 as a correspondent for German newspapers. His brilliant analytical articles opened the way for him to the German embassy, where, thanks to his charm, knowledge and intelligence, he soon won the friendship of a military attache, and then he was offered a job as a press attache.
There is information that Sorge was even offered to head the party cell of the National Socialist Party at the embassy. Before the start of the war, he conveyed to the center that an attack by Nazi Germany on the USSR was inevitable, and also in the autumn of 1941 he said that Japan would not attack the USSR - this allowed the Siberian divisions to be transferred to the defense of Moscow.

Even his Japanese investigator could not resist the charm of the Soviet intelligence officer. In his notes on Sorg , he writes: "He was a charming man, despite the fact that he is a criminal, and I handled his case."

Even Sorge's stay in prison has a romantic aura. There is a legend that in exchange for his confession of espionage in favor of the USSR, he asked not to persecute the female members of his group. Sorge was an avid smoker, his last wish before the execution, which took place on November 7, 1944, was to smoke a cigarette. In 1964, Richard Sorge was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.