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 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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Who can you trust with the truth?

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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

Two stars in the film's lead cast have been touted at different times to being possible future actors to play James Bond with them being Damian Lewis and Ewan McGregor. See more »

Goofs

In the restaurant, when Gail is on the phone, you can clearly see she's actually on the home screen of her iPhone. However, many smartphones allow you to operate the device as usual whilst during a call, therefore, using the phone's functions without being locked to the call screen is not noteworthy. Indications of a call would be along the notification bar at the top of the phone, but is concealed by Gail's hand. 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 An Evening with George Smiley (2017) See more »

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Money
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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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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Language:

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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

Gross USA:

$3,153,157

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,711,027
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StudioCanal, Film4, Anton See more »
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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