Our Kind of Traitor (2016) Review 

Our Kind of Traitor is a British spy thriller starring Ewan McGregor and Stellan Skaarskgard.

Ewan McGregor is Perry, a university lecturer on a romantic break in Morocco, trying to reconnect with his beautiful wife, Gail. Here, he meets Dima (Stellan Skarsgård), a family man involved with the Russian mafia. Their lives dramatically change – improve rather – after this encounter.

The movie is pretty good, giving a whole new light to couple therapy clearly romantic getaways weren’t working for these 2. I just would like to say, please do not attempt getting involved with Russian Mafia just to improve your marriage, as there’s always the chance your enemy could be weird Russian Kate Winslet (Triple 9), rather than cool hipster Grigoriy Dobrygin.

The story is based on the novel by John Le Carré who, for those who don’t know, is an amazing spy thriller writer, being the man behind Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy (2011) and the brilliant BBC mini series The Night Manager (2016) starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie. What makes his work outstanding is the capacity of making you understand the diplomatic dynamics behind a complicated plot, without overdoing on distracting, boring technicalities. So you are definitely going to like this film, if you liked the above mentioned titles or if you are new to the whole spy-thriller concept and you want to start easy.

Starring Ewan Mc Gregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Damian Lewis. Directed by Susanna White, screenplay adaptation by Hossein Amini, music by Marcelo Zarvos, cinematography by Anthony Dod Mantle.


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