OUR KIND OF TRAITOR
Our Kind of Traitor is a 2016 British spy thriller film directed by Susanna White and written by Hossein Amini, adapted from John le Carré’s novel of the same name. Starring Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Damian Lewis, and Alicia von Rittberg.
As part of a plan to launder billions of dollars in London, “the Prince” – the head of the Russian Mafia – creates a new bank and has its financial oligarchs sign over their accounts to him. The first oligarch to do so is murdered alongside his family by a blue-eyed assassin.
Poetics lecturer Perry Makepiece and his barrister wife Gail are on a holiday in Morocco to try and salvage their marriage after Perry slept with one of his students. Perry strikes up a friendship with Dima, a hearty and boisterous Russian with an eidetic memory. The two men bond over drinks and tennis before Dima invites both Makepieces to his daughter’s birthday. At the birthday party, Dima gets Perry alone and gives him a USB stick that links corrupt British politicians and businessmen to the Russian mafia. He fears for his life after hearing of his fellow oligarch’s fate, and pleads with Perry to turn the USB stick over to British MI6 when he returns to London.
This film is a dark but good… spy thriller… It is not an american film so its not quite so predictable… If you like le Carre’s adaptations then this one is well worth it… You are in good hands with this one…