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Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

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A couple finds themselves lured into a Russian oligarch's plans to defect, and are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service, neither of whom they can trust.

Director:

Susanna White

Writers:

John le Carré (based on the novel by), Hossein Amini
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carlos Acosta ... Ballet Dancer
Radivoje Bukvic ... Misha (as Rasha Bukvic)
Stellan Skarsgård ... Dima
Mariya Fomina Mariya Fomina ... Anna (as Maria Fomina)
Dolya Gavanski ... Olga
Grigoriy Dobrygin ... The Prince
Velibor Topic ... Emilio Del Oro
Pawel Szajda ... Blue Eyed Killer
Ewan McGregor ... Perry
Naomie Harris ... Gail
Alec Utgoff ... Niki
Marek Oravec ... Andrei
Mihhail Sibul Mihhail Sibul ... Cadaverous Bodyguard
Jana Pérez ... Maria (as Jana Perez)
Tony Tennant Tony Tennant ... Tattooed Naked Man
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Storyline

When Perry and his wife, Gail, cross paths with the charismatic Dima on their Moroccan holiday, the forceful Russian is quick to challenge Perry to a friendly game of tennis. But this innocuous contest is not all it seems - Dima is a long-time servant of the Russian mafia, whose new boss, 'The Prince', wants him and his family dead. His only hope is to ask the unsuspecting Perry to broker him sanctuary with the British intelligence services, in return for exposing a vein of corruption that runs right to the heart of the City of London. Soon they find themselves on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps and, with the might of the Russian mafia closing in, begin to realize this particular match has the highest stakes of all. Written by Potboiler Productions

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Taglines:

Who can you trust with the truth?

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language throughout, some sexuality, nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Director Susanna White said of this movie: "There are a lot of expectations about making a [John] le Carré film. People imagine it as people meeting in alleyways, lots of dark interiors, usually a grey-brown world of the past. Part of my challenge as director was to bring something new to it in exploring the areas I wanted to explore. But also to make the le Carré fans not feel cheated and to feel they were getting something that would honor a very specific piece of literature." See more »

Goofs

On the way to the safe house, the Land Rover and the other SUV are driving on the wrong (left) side of the road. Switzerland as well as France are right hand traffic countries. See more »

Quotes

Dima: Give this to your MI6. Tell them you have a gift from the number one money launderer from the Russian mafia.
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Connections

Referenced in Our Kind of Traitor: Interviews (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Apache
Written by Jerry Lorden (as Jerry Lordan)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd./Francis Fay & Hunter Ltd.
Performed by The Incredible Bongo Band (as Incredible Bongo Band)
Licensed courtesy of Mr. Bongo Worldwide Ltd.
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Surprisingly entertaining
12 June 2018 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

Not the best big-screen adaptation of a John LeCarre novel but even a second-rate LeCarre offers its pleasures. The plot of "Our Kind of Traitor" may be a tad far-fetched but then the plots of most good spy yarns often are. The Cold War having ended it's the Russian Mafia who take centre-stage here and as the Russian oligarch who wants to defect Stellan Skarsgard is one of the best things in the picture. Indeed, it's well cast throughout, (Damian Lewis is particularly good as a cynical MI6 operative), and typically there is some nice location work nicely shot by DoP Anthony Dod Mantle. If the director Sussana White doesn't do anything particularly innovative with the material at least she doesn't muck things up. Minor, then, but also surprisingly entertaining, too.


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Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English | Russian | French

Release Date:

13 May 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$984,698, 3 July 2016

Gross USA:

$3,153,157

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,711,027
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Company Credits

Production Co:

StudioCanal, Film4, Anton See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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