Our Kind of Traitor
Director: Susanna White
Screenplay: Hossein Amini
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Damian Lewis
Based on the novel by John le Carré
An Ink Factory Production in association with PotBoiler Productions
Developed with Film4, StudioCanal and Seadune Developments
Released: 1 May 2016 (US) / 13 May 2016 (UK)
LURED INTO A FALSE PLAN, ONLY TO LEAD TO AN ENDLESS BATTLE BETWEEN THE RUSSIAN MAFIA AND BRITISH SECRET SERVICE, BUT WHO CAN BE TRUSTED?
When Peter (Ewan McGregor) and his girlfriend, Gail (Naomie Harris), cross paths with the charismatic Dima (Stellan Skarsgård) on their Moroccan holiday, the forceful Russian is quick to challenge Peter 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 Peter 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…