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, the film was released in the United Kingdom on 13 May 2016 by Lionsgate.

A tense and slowly paced thriller that relies on plot and character motivations rather that stunts and effects. Ewan McGregor and Damian Lewis are the stars, with Lewis adopting a rather strange buttoned down accent. Like other LeCarre thriller it focuses on international banking and its corrupting influence in the modern world.

One other name I did recognize was Mark Gatiss, who is also a novelist. I had read his Dr Who book ‘Nightshade’.