One Kind of Traitor – Guttman Film Review

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Our Kind of Traitor: a John leCarre story. This time the focus is on the Russian mob. A British college professor, rx Perry (Ewan McGregor), order and his barrister girlfriend, Gail (Naomie Harris), are vacationing in Marrakech. During dinner, Gail receives a business call and leaves the table to handle the matter. A diner at a neighboring table asks Perry to join him and his male friends. We learn that the man, Dima (Stellan Skarsgard), is a Russian gangster who is in charge of the Mob’s European money laundering operation. We also learn that Dima fears for his life and the life of his family. Unbeknownst to Perry, he is being recruited into a scheme whereby Dima and his family hope to relocate to England in exchange for Dima’s disclosure of details about certain British politicians who have been bought by the Mob. During the course of this 107-minute film, Perry and Gail become intertwined with Dima, his family and British M6. The M6 contact, played by Damian Lewis. Skarsgard’s performance drives the film. Susanna White directs. Although there are some flaws in the screenplay, there is excellent acting and that compensates. This very adult film is entertaining, worth seeing, and is within the expectation of what one hopes a John leCarre story will deliver. There are a few short, violent scenes. There are also some beautiful shots of the French Alps. I enjoyed this movie.

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