Thursday, 21 July 2016
Our Kind of Traitor
In 'Our Kind of Traitor' a British academic on holiday in Morocco is persuaded to assist a Russian money launderer approach British Intelligence sources for asylum in exchange for exposing the activities of powerful Russian Oligarchs and their foreign accomplices.
Based on a John le Carre novel the film has the scenic advantages of exotic locations and a contemporary tale of complex intrigue. The comparative ease with which the academic is drawn into the plot does not quite ring true what ensues seems artificial at times but the film moves at pace and develops as a thriller towards its end.