WHITE / AMINI / LE CARRÉ
Our Kind of Traitor
DIRECTOR: SUSANNA WHITE
SCREENPLAY: HOSSEIN AMINI
STARRING: EWAN MCGREGOR, STELLAN SKARSGARD, DAMIAN LEWIS AND NAOMIE HARRIS
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY JOHN LE CARRÉ:
AN INK FACTORY PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH POTBOILER PRODUCTIONS:
DEVELOPED WITH FILM4, STUDIOCANAL AND SEADUNE DEVELOPMENTS IN POST-PRODUCTION:
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…
Time Out London called the film “a brisk, energetic drama”.