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Director:
Writers:
Peter Gawler (written by)
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Release Date:
24 January 2009 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
An explosive case of international espionage.
Plot:
A British diplomat is arrested on charges of working with Russian mafia. After death threats to his wife, they are taken into protective custody. Then the MI6 shows up with a new piece of the puzzle. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 10 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(16 articles)
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: There Be Dragons
 (From Disc Dish. 5 December 2011, 10:06 AM, PST)

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User Reviews:
A Good But Cumbersome European Espionage Effort See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Dougray Scott ... Ian Porter

Rachael Blake ... Det. Chief Insp. Julie Hales

Jeremy Lindsay Taylor ... Mark Wilson

Richard Roxburgh ... Charles Van Koors

Claire Forlani ... Pippa Porter

Don Hany ... Sergei Krousov
Elan Zavelsky ... Nikolai Krousov

Jonny Pasvolsky ... Antonio Morelli

Tony Martin ... Bill Murray

Socratis Otto ... Shannon Cross

Stephen Curry ... Det. Sgt. Neil Trent
Alex Menglet ... Dimitri

Shane Briant ... Winston Beale

Costa Ronin ... Vladimir

Alin Sumarwata ... Yasmin Van Koors

Chris Haywood ... Browning
Doris Younane ... Jenny Basheer

Kate Box ... Rona Hennessy
Anita Hegh ... Annabelle
Janeth Mayo ... Sally
Jason Polkinghorne ... Duncan Young

Lusiana Belle Frost ... Grace
Tharini Mudaliar ... D.C. Megan Robinson
Tony Barry ... The Libertine

Pacharo Mzembe ... D.C. Terry Ayyar
Maria Matteo ... Connie
Fergus Whelan ... Louis Porter
Hugo Whelan ... Louis Porter

Lindsay Moss ... NSW Police Officer
Jason Glover ... Aussie Russian
David Kerslake ... Funeral Director
Helen Sutermeister ... Signals Officer
Gerard Webb ... Bush Camper
Andrew Hunter ... Bush Camper

Jodine Muir ... Flight Attendant
Leon Burchill ... The Didgeridoo Busker
Ilya Melnikoff ... Tajik State Official
Yiani Andrikidis ... School Boy
Jacqui Osborne ... Barmaid
Darryl Cooper ... Proprietor

Christian Antidormi ... Street Kid
David Baltins ... Street Kid

Mark Duncan ... Gunman

Philip Partridge ... Gunman (as Phil Partridge)
Igor Breakenback ... Truck Driver
Neal Horton ... Russian

Ashley Fairfield ... Highway Patrol Officer
Nigel Harbach ... Russian
Normie Daghel ... Russian (as Norm Daghel)

Aaron Hammond ... Russian Thug
Bob Mirovic ... Russian Thug
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christian Clark ... Porter look-a-like

Mike Duncan ... Police Officer (as Michael Duncan)

Val Athanassiou ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Leonidas Gulaptis ... Uniformed Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Andrikidis 
 
Writing credits
Peter Gawler (written by)

Greg Haddrick (story) and
Ronan Glennane (story) and
Nell Greenwood (story)

Produced by
Peter Andrikidis .... producer
Justin Bodle .... executive producer
Richard Mewis .... development producer
Sam Thompson .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Burkhard von Dallwitz  (2008) (as Burkhard Dallwitz)
 
Cinematography by
Owen McPolin (director of photography: London and Tajikistan)
Mark Wareham (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Neil Thumpston 
 
Casting by
Ann Robinson 
 
Production Design by
Kim Buddee 
 
Art Direction by
John Wingrove  (as JD Wingrove)
 
Costume Design by
Louise Wakefield 
 
Makeup Department
Anna Gray .... hair & makeup artist
Jennifer Lamphee .... hair/makeup supervisor
Zoe Saleeba .... makeup assistant
 
Production Management
Gordon Andersen .... unit manager
Nathaniel Purdon .... assistant unit manager (as Nat Purdon)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tremaine Egan .... third assistant director
Jeremy Grogan .... second assistant director
Russell Whiteoak .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Mary-Liz Andrews .... art department coordinator
John King .... stand-by props
Katie Lenehan .... assistant stand-by props
Melanie Livermore .... props buyer (as Mel Livermore)
Melanie Livermore .... set dresser (as Mel Livermore)
Sam Lukins .... assistant props buyer
Sam Lukins .... assistant set dresser
Frazer Moore .... assistant props buyer
Frazer Moore .... assistant set dresser
Victoria Williams .... props buyer
Victoria Williams .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Lucas Bone .... dialogue editor
Jake Brown .... boom operator
Justin Dotondo .... sound assistant
Jared Dwyer .... sound assistant
Cameron Grant .... sound effects editor
Jason Hancock .... foley recordist: Feet 'n Frames
Bronwyn Murphy .... dialogue editor
Andrew Plain .... sound supervisor
Peter Purcell .... sound mixer (as Pete Purcell)
John Simpson .... foley artist: Feet 'n Frames
Stuart Waller .... sound recordist
Megan Wedge .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Daniel Bavell .... titles design
Dave Everett .... special effects technician
Andrew Hardingham .... electronics technician
David Trethewey .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
William O'Connell .... vfx compositor
Francesca Pascoe .... computer graphics
 
Stunts
Ray Anthony .... stunts
Raelene Chapman .... stunts
Paul Doyle .... stunts
Mark Duncan .... stunts
Dean Gould .... stunt coordinator
Sarah Grieve .... stunts
Brian Grogan .... stunts
Goran Jakovski .... stunts
Ingrid Kleinig .... stunt performer
Ingrid Kleinig .... stunts
Marc Le Cornu .... stunts (as Mark Le Cornu)
Tony Lynch .... stunts
Scott McLean .... stunts
Philip Partridge .... stunts (as Phil Partridge)
Leon Stripp .... stunt performer
Leon Stripp .... stunts
Gordon Waddell .... stunts
Mark Duncan .... stunt double: Jeremy Lindsay Taylor (uncredited)
Mike Duncan .... stunt double: Dougray Scott (uncredited)
Mike Duncan .... stunt double: Richard Roxburgh (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Craig Bartlett-Sweiger .... grip
Stephen Brack .... still photographer (as Steve Brack)
Wei-Ching Chong .... b focus puller
Jason Ewart .... camera operator: "b" camera
Stephen Harding .... grip assistant (as Stephen Harding Jr.)
Carl Mullin .... grip assistant
Michael Pedder .... best boy
Toby Petch .... clapper loader
Nino Tamburri .... focus puller: "a" camera
Matthew Temple .... camera c operator
Aron Walker .... key grip (as Aaron Walker)
Simon Williams .... gaffer
Jimmy Pozarik .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Ann Robinson .... casting
Gary Davy .... casting: uk (uncredited)
Grant Thompson .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bernadette Croft .... assistant costume stand-by
Xanthe Heubel .... additional costume
Amanda Irving .... costume supervisor
Samantha Morley .... costume standby
 
Editorial Department
Annelie Chapple .... colorist (as Annelle Chapple)
Simon Dibbs .... picture editor: Island Films
Prue Fletcher .... high-definition post production: The LaB Sydney
Margi Hoy .... first assistant editor
William O'Connell .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
David Herzog .... musician: acoustic and electric guitars
Michael Letho .... music mixer
Michael Letho .... music recordist
Jess Moore .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Adam Pinnock .... vehicle coordinator
 
Other crew
K.J. Andersen .... unit assistant (as KJ 'Kage' Andersen)
Tony Andersen .... unit assistant
Kingston Anderson .... location manager
Robert Bailey .... catering assistant
Teresa Barker .... production coordinator (as Terésa Barker)
Carl Beaumont .... unit assistant
Pat Breese .... unit publicity: Strut PR & Events
Anni Browning .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Jean Paul Bruneteau .... catering supervisor
Anthony Cogin .... adr loop group (as Tony Cogin)
Emma Cohen .... unit nurse
Trish Davidson .... post-production accountant
Patrick Elkington .... unit assistant
Karen Farrell .... unit publicity: Strut PR & Events
Emma Fletcher .... production secretary
Tony Garland .... armorer
Tony Gibbs .... insurance: HW Wood Australia
Ian Gledhill .... head of finance: Screentime
Dean Gould .... safety supervisor
Louise Johnson .... script supervisor
Melinda Kuhl .... travel services: Encore Travel
Peter Lamb .... technical advisor
Reezy Miller .... post-production script
Reza Mokhtar .... catering supervisor
Ian Seymour .... unit assistant
Sotiri Sotiropoulos .... safety supervisor
James Weinert .... catering assistant
Christopher Wheeler .... on-set location manager
Cherie Vierucci Whyte .... production accountant (as Cherie Whyte)
Sandy Willis .... legal and business affairs: Screentime
Di Adams .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Amanda Bishop .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Emma Buzo .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Darren Gilshenan .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Sophie Gregg .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Slava Orel .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Nils Pedotti .... production runner (uncredited)
Costa Ronin .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Andrew Saareste .... accounting assistant (uncredited)
Justin Smith .... adr loop group (uncredited)
John Xintavelonis .... adr loop group (uncredited)
 

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Australia:94 min (part 1)
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:MA (some episodes) | Australia:MA (2010) | Portugal:M/12

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16 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A Good But Cumbersome European Espionage Effort, 24 January 2009
Author: tabuno from utah

This long and more intellectually convoluted espionage television mini-series incorporates the strong European tradition of subdued mystery and moral angst that skews the more uplifting, positive energy of American action-thrillers. The script and special camera work overreach themselves in their attempt to be smart and intriguing, though a careful read will reveal a rather irritating editing and irregular flow of the storyline with a number of gaps in the plot continuity. There is a heavy dose of emotional guilt and suffering, strangely analogous to Eastern cultural humble and suffering sacrifice philosophies. The TV series never quite reaches the potential for really potent enlightening, though it does mightily in its effort to push those notes of inspiration. A hard movie to sit through, The Diplomat though still presents a qualitatively superior substantive performance.

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