Britain has been transformed into a security state. A mathematical genius's search for the truth about his brother's death catapults him into a conspiracy and a love affair.

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video





2 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Parade's End (2012)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Revolves around a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, Roger Allam
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In 1812, young British aristocrat Edmund Talbot travels by ship to Australia, and learns more about himself and about life than he had ever bargained for.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jared Harris, Jamie Sives
Little Favour (2013)
Short | Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A short film starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Salmon and Nick Moran. LITTLE FAVOUR follows the story of WALLACE (Benedict Cumberbatch) when he is contacted by a former colleague to help... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Viktor Monroe
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Salmon, Nick Moran
Wreckers (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A married couple moves back to its childhood village to start a family, but a surprise visit from the husband's brother ignites sibling rivalry and exposes lies embedded in the couple's ... See full summary »

Director: Dictynna Hood
Stars: Claire Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Shaun Evans
Fortysomething (TV Series 2003)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Paul Slippery (Hugh Laurie), a forty-something doctor, lives with his wife Estelle and three sex-obsessed sons Rory, Daniel and Edwin in the west London suburb of Putney. On top of coping ... See full summary »

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Anna Chancellor, Sheila Hancock
Third Star (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

James and his three closest lifelong friends go on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales. What follows is a touching and comical adventure dealing with friendship, heroism and love.

Director: Hattie Dalton
Stars: Tom Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, JJ Feild
Hawking (TV Movie 2004)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A drama documenting the life and work of the theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking who, despite being diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, has galvanized the ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Martin
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Brandon, Tom Hodgkins
Small Island (TV Movie 2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1939 Hortense, illegitimate but intelligent and ambitious, is brought up on Jamaica with the family of charismatic, free-thinking Michael, who joins the Air Force when war breaks out and... See full summary »

Director: John Alexander
Stars: Naomie Harris, Hugh Quarshie, Terence Frisch
Painted with Words (TV Movie 2010)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The story of Vincent Van Gogh, with dialogue sourced from his own words.

Director: Andrew Hutton
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jamie Parker, Aidan McArdle
Amazing Grace (2006)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.

Director: Michael Apted
Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon
State of Play (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.

Stars: John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Nighy
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A fairytale thriller film set one night in a 130's London theatre where all is not what it seems.

Director: Susan Luciani
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Lindsay Duncan, Jim Carter


Series cast summary:
 Yasim Anwar 5 episodes, 2008
 Michael Ezard 5 episodes, 2008
 David Russell 5 episodes, 2008
 Eleanor Brooke 5 episodes, 2008
 Barbara Turney 5 episodes, 2008
 Patrick Nye 5 episodes, 2008
Alex Caan ...
 George Gibbon 4 episodes, 2008
Alina Ioana Serban ...
San Shella ...
 Andrew Wilcox 3 episodes, 2008
 Professor Lawrence Cooper 3 episodes, 2008
Rupert Procter ...
 Lord Cawston 3 episodes, 2008
Inika Leigh Wright ...
 Charlotte Nye 3 episodes, 2008
 Andrew Batz 2 episodes, 2008
 Bryan Holland 2 episodes, 2008
 Lucy Fox 2 episodes, 2008
 Professor John Moreton 2 episodes, 2008
Mircea Caraman ...
 Dark Glasses 2 episodes, 2008
 Caroline Scott 2 episodes, 2008
Stephanie Britten ...
Shiv Grewal ...
Robyn Isaac ...
 Immigration Receptionist 1 episode, 2008
 Valerie 1 episode, 2008
Daniel Williams ...
Grant Davis ...
 Police Officer 1 episode, 2008
 Mortuary Assistant 1 episode, 2008
 Susan Ross 1 episode, 2008
Ken Flory ...
 Cab Driver 1 episode, 2008
Jody Halse ...
Daniel Cristian Iancu ...
 University Security Guard 1 episode, 2008
Claudiu Istodor ...
 Hotel Porter 2 episodes, 2008


Researcher Dr. Stephen Ezard returns home to the UK after the reported death of his brother, Michael Ezard, only to find that his widow, Yasim Anwar, is harboring a wanted yet deathly ill illegal immigrant. Yasim, on the rebound from her husband's death, becomes very intimate with Stephen. But after the death of Yasim's immigrant friend, she disappears with the body, leaving more questions than answers. Stephen is then hired as a consultant and promoter of a new computer system, T.I.A. (Total Information Awareness). Using his expert computer skills, he secretly tracks down Yasim, unaware that he is a pawn in a government conspiracy. Written by enzechen357

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Tomorrow is nearer than you think...


See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

5 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó ellenség  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The scene in "The Last Enemy" with the inline skates in, was shot next to Battersea Power Station on the 24th of February 2007. Most of the skates taking part were from the London Friday Night Skate. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

BBC trying hand at US style drama, and failing
22 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

A score of 5 for starters as I wondered when it was going to pick up the pace. I understand that they had to establish the initial threads, but it did drag it's feet a little. The computer tech stuff was clumsy, but did assist in speeding up the action (but lose the computer voice) The OCD habits of Benedict Cumberbatch's character Stephen were excellent, and his performance was subtle. Unfortunately some of the dialogue spoils his excellent physical performance. The testament to this is Robert Carlyle who actually does not say anything, but his sheer brilliance conveys his intent and capabilities. Max Beesley although headlined, is only in a few minutes of flashback material, see if he turns up in further episodes. The cast list is impressive, and I am sure that actors of this calibre do not sign up for drivel.

Many people may be put off with the slow start, but I suggest they watch the second hour this weekend. If that is of the same ilk then switch over to another channel, only then might the BBC get the message, that wasting such talent is borderline criminal.

In summary, trying to be John Le Carre, with a budget of a soap opera, so they did the best with what they had. Peter Berry is an excellent writer, but the material on screen so far is falling short of gripping.

Wait and see

And I waited and I saw, and I then selected a DVD and enjoyed that instead.

17 of 53 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 24 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page