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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.


Susanna White


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


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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Who can you trust with the truth?


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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Did You Know?


The film's screenwriter Hossein Amini said of this movie: "One of the strengths of John le Carré's work is that he incorporates very important themes into a roller-coaster ride of a thriller. The audience is thrown into the shoes of an innocent couple and there are dangers lurking around every corner. But along the way le Carré is also saying a lot about the world in the years post the global economic crash of 2008, and about the influence of Russia and Europe on Britain. He personalizes the story through the characters we meet along the way." 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 »


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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Referenced in The Making of Our Kind of Traitor (2016) See more »


Performed by Sumerian Fleet
Written and Composed by Sumerian Fleet
Licensed courtesy of Republic of Sync/Dark Entries Records
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Kind of a disappointment
30 October 2016 | by margotlorenaSee all my reviews

I just learned that this is based on a Le Carré book. I only had read one book by him and didn't like it. I watched a mini series based on another one of his books, The night manager, and didn't like it either, so I am guessing his writing is not my cup of tea.

I loved the cinematography, very nice shots of the Alps. Stellan Skarsgård is great as a Russian mobster. I think Ewan McGregor is a superb actor, but this role is pretty weak.

The plot is very weak, and I really didn't care much for the characters. But most important, I just couldn't believe Ewan's character would do something like this.

So the premise of the movie is flawed, at least for me. A bit of a disappointment overall. I don't think things were resolved well.

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Release Date:

13 May 2016 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$984,698, 3 July 2016

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Company Credits

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StudioCanal, Film4, Anton See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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