John Tavner doesn't really fit in with his quirky colleagues at the industrial piping corporation where he works. They don't really know much about him, but what they don't realize is that his life has been anything but mundane. To prevent Iran from going nuclear, he has assumed a fake persona as an average businessman when in reality he is actually a highly skilled intelligence officer, who took the piping job because of the routine business trips to Luxembourg, and because the job is secluded and too dull to be noticed. Unfortunately for him a European cop is at his heels trying to discover who he is, his incessantly grim and nervous coworker Mr. Icabod has figured out that he isn't who he says, and Steven, a chubby employee with a recent brain injury, is starting to remember a horrible act which John may have inflicted.
Did You Know?
The "Luxembourg" scenes were actually filmed in the beautiful Czech city of Prague in the area surrounding the Charles Bridge. Constructed between 1357 and 1402 and named after King Charles IV, it is well known for its stunning Gothic Tower and the 30 mainly Baroque statues that span the length of the bridge. See more
In the opening scene, the pipeline company executives grill the main character about his knowledge of pipelines. The head honcho mispronounces the type of weld he is asking about - a fillet weld - which is correctly pronounced "fill-it". See more
I recorded myself in bed, so you wouldn't forget me... doing, you know, this.
[John turns up his MP3 player and hears his wife snoring loudly
Birds of Amsterdam
Written by Steven Conrad and Michael Dorman
Performed by Michael Dorman See more