Cheri 25 – Thursday, November 4 at 9:05 pm – movie
Adapted from the bestseller by John Le Carr – our kind of traitor (a traitor to our liking, Seil, 2011), the last novel of the author, who died on December 12, 2020 – by Hossein Amini, exclusively screenwriter To drive (2011), and featuring a five-star cast (Ewan McGregor and Stellan Skarsgard in the lead roles, with Damien Lewis Homeland and from Mark Gatiss Sherlock), a perfect traitor It seems to be made of wood which is used for great entertainment. However, it is only a pleasant pastime, without any respite or genuine respite, which we tend to forget soon after we are done.
Early in the film, Perry Makepeace (Ewan McGregor), an English university professor, while on vacation in Marrakech with his wife Gail (Naomie Harris), meets Dima (Stellan Skarsgrd), a Russian mafia money launderer who has There is a villa on site. . One drunken evening later, here they are friends as if they had put the pigs together – to such an extent that the Russian ventures to make him a strange proposition.
Armed with a USB key containing confidential and highly-sensitive information, the Englishman must negotiate asylum requests for himself and his family on his behalf and protection from the United Kingdom’s foreign intelligence service MI6. Time is running out for them: Dima learns that the mafia boss who hired him plans to kill him a few days later.
Frames and Blur Games
If the countdown and the various intricacies of use cause the characters to worry, it won’t necessarily be the same for the thriller’s viewer as Susanna White has taken from it. The image, rather elegant, takes pleasure in the play of frames and controlled blur, but the atmosphere that emerges is very cold, interesting. Narratively, however, there is less control (a predatory scene in parallel, cut abruptly, makes no sense).
In Susanna White’s film, ambitions are much more modest, and that’s a shame
Above all, the ambitions out there are much more modest, and that’s a shame. Le Carré’s text introduces him to cloudy characters (professors devoted to inconvenience, mafia good fathers, secret agents willing to risk everyone’s skin by going alone, here played by Damien Lewis, a one-time successful Daniel Craig as James Bond), the director will keep only one aspect each time (devotion to an ideal, to his family, to his profession).
A human portrait in relief Being the leavening essential to any good thriller, it will be necessary to note that it stays presentable but slightly flat, out of the oven.
a perfect traitor, film by Susanna White (UK, 2016, 108 min). With Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard, Damien Lewis, Naomi Harris, Jeremy Northam, Mark Gatiss. Cherry aired on 25.
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