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
One of the picture's producers, Gail Egan, said of this movie: "We were lucky enough to read the book prior to publication. It was obvious straight away. It's a great book. It's a great story and it has great characters. It is very cinematic." See more »
Swiss license plates have the letter code of the canton on the left. In the movie they are on the right. In addition, the letter code for Bern, according to the flag on the plate, would be "BE" and not "LR". See more »
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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Waltz No. 10 in B Minor, Op. 69 No. 2
Composed by Frédéric Chopin (as Frederic Chopin)
Performed by Claudio Arrau
Courtesy of The Decca Music Group
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Sometimes you get into a situation without really doing anything. And then you have to ask yourself where to go from there. Something like this happens to Ewan McGregors character. Someone with a past, but also someone with morals. And someone who seems to be struggling with his life, so he may be welcoming whatever gets thrown at him.
This is based on a novel which I haven't read, so I can't compare those two. I can tell you that the movie is more than suspenseful enough and it seems very much rooted in reality (of course heightened at certain points of the story). There are many obstacles and you may see a lot of things coming before they happen, but the movie is played very well and is more than decent enough to enjoy
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