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The Diplomat (2009)

False Witness (original title)
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.

Director:

Peter Andrikidis

Writers:

Peter Gawler, Greg Haddrick (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 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
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Storyline

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.

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An explosive case of international espionage.


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Details

Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El diplomático See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(two parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Quotes

Charles Van Koors: You're not going to throw away all our work.
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Alternate Versions

The home video version under the title "The Diplomat" edited out a nude scene of Pippa Porter undressing for a shower. See more »

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Better than I expected
30 January 2010 | by lucaspixSee all my reviews

I saw this at home on DVD, and only realized it was a TV mini-series after I checked the running time ( over 180 minutes! ). Anyway, I decided to see it in one shot, if bored I could always stop it or pause for more popcorn! I found the plot a bit of a mix of other stories' ideas, but it was well developed and ended up quite interesting. I happen to appreciate most British/Aussie movies, especially the espionage genre, where they have a way of keeping you always wondering on the next move, like a chess game. Details come and go very quickly and sometimes I was glad on having subtitles to better understand the accent...! Acting is very good as I expected from the selected cast. I guess I was tired after 3 hours, but I could hold for another half if needed!


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