Is there solace in revenge? Bond and "M" sniff a shadowy international network of power and corruption reaping billions. As Bond pursues the agents of an assassination attempt on "M," all roads lead to Dominic Greene, a world-renowned developer of green technology. Greene, a nasty piece of work, is intent on securing a barren area of Bolivia in exchange for assisting a strongman stage a coup there. The CIA looks the other way, and only Bond, with help from a retired spy and from a mysterious beauty, stands in Greene's way. "M" wonders if she can trust Bond, or if vengeance possesses him. Beyond that, can anyone drawn to Bond live to tell the tale?
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sexual content
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Did You Know?
The title is taken from the Ian Fleming
short story of the same name in the book "For Your Eyes Only", first published on April 11, 1960. It's the third short story from the "For Your Eyes Only" collection, and it's the last short story from the book to be used in some way for a Bond movie. "For Your Eyes Only", and two other Fleming short stories, were originally conceived in the 1950s as scripts for a never-produced James Bond television series with CBS. "Quantum of Solace" was not one of the short stories conceived for television. The short story was written by Fleming on the way back from, and after returning from, the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean during the summer of 1958. As such, this makes the release of this film the 50th Anniversary of the writing of the short story. 2008 is also the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Fleming. "Quantum of Solace" was first published in Modern Woman (Cosmopolitan) Magazine in May 1959. The source story is not considered a spy espionage story, though there is mention of a mission, the story is an anecdote told to James Bond at a dinner party. This is therefore the first EON Productions James Bond movie since The Spy Who Loved Me
(1977) to utilize a non-spy story as a source for a Bond movie. The story was an attempt by Fleming to write a more literature serious story, somewhat in the vein of W. Somerset Maugham
, and is frequently described in the literary world as "a Maughamish anecdote". It was inspired by a true story in an anecdote told to Fleming by friend, neighbor, and one-time lover, Blanche Blackwell
, who received a Cartier wrist watch as a gift from him when it was published. See more
Dominic Greene boards a Bombardier Challenger 600 business jet in Haiti to fly to Bregenz. The plane one sees pulling up the ramp in Austria is a Learjet 45 or 55. See more
[Interrupting the opera house conversation
Can I offer an opinion? I really think you people should find a better place to meet.
James Bond will return See more
Crawl, End Crawl
Written by David Arnold
Produced by Four Tet
(as Kieran Hebden)
Performed by Four Tet See more