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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 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 Jana Pérez ... Maria (as Jana Perez)
Tony Tennant Tony Tennant ... Tattooed Naked Man
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Storyline

When Perry and his girlfriend, 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 realise 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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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English | Russian | French

Release Date:

13 May 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Un traidor entre nosotros See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,001,354, 3 July 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,152,725, 11 September 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,993,222, 4 August 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Susanna White said of the making of this movie: "The wonderful thing about this film is that it enabled me to flex a lot of muscle as a filmmaker. Visually it is an incredible world in terms of location, and intellectually it is very challenging. I was very lucky that I got this incredible team on board with whom to explore those incredible ideas. The great thing about doing [John] le Carré is that everyone wants to work on it, so we were able to get real A-listers in terms of heads of departments to come on board." See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Featured in Projector: Our Kind of Traitor (2016) See more »

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Music & Lyrics by Sonny Alves, Samy Delacroix, Haissam Fahim,
Bruce Gnago & Donovan Nicouleau
Performed by 2.0.1.8
Licensed courtesy of BMG Rights Management UK Ltd.
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solid thriller

I enjoy John Le Carre, but none of the adaptations of his books have really blown me away. I am happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. I came into this movie without many expectations, as I have not read the book and I hadn't heard anything about the movie.

Ewan McGregor and Stellan Skarsgård star as a British professor and a Russian mobster respectively, and both give great performances, especially Skarsgård, who plays a man who you know is a bad person, but you can't help but like. Naomie Harris and Damian Lewis also feature, and while both are good in their roles, I felt like Harris, who plays McGregor's wife, wasn't given much to do.

I really enjoyed the cinematography, and you could tell that Anthony Dod Mantle worked hard to make sure every shot was interesting even when what was going on in the shot was pretty basic.

The story is nothing you haven't seen before, but I found myself really captured by the great acting and interesting dialogue.

B+


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