Tailor of Panama

Brosnan, Pierce

SKU: 014381962253

UPC 014381962253
Release Date 2013-08-20
Studio Image
Discs 1
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis Pierce Brosnan stars as the anti-Bond in maverick director John Boorman's adaptation of legendary spy novelist John le Carre's seamy tour of post-Noriega Panama. A British intelligence agent whose taste for gambling and other men's wives has put him on the wrong side of his bosses at MI6, Andy Osnard (Brosnan) is posted to the backwater of Panama to atone for his sins. To that end, he recruits upscale tailor Harry Pendel (Geoffrey Rush), leveraging the man's financial problems and questionable past to gain access to information about the activities of his elite clientele. Meanwhile, Osnard remains true to form, recruiting the personal services of lovely embassy official Francesca (Catherine McCormack), and attempting the same with Harry's wife, Louisa (Jamie Lee Curtis). When Harry's best friend Micki (Brendan Gleeson), a former member of the anti-Noriega underground, now a broken man, begins blustering about politics in front of Osnard, both of these con men begin to see him as the solution to their problems. The mundane tragedy of espionage familiar to le Carre's Cold Warriors has been replaced by farce with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Boorman creates an atmosphere redolent with U.S.-abetted corruption in this well written and acted film, which also features playwright Harold Pinter in a cameo role....Brosnan and Rush are a smooth fit, playing off each other like a snappy shirt and tie... -- 3 out of 4 stars...[A] masterful, eccentrically bespoke of adaptation....The mohair-and-silk blend of Rush and Brosnan, Boorman and le Carre feels good, luxe, exciting......Unique and fascinating....Boorman does a fine job of capturing a chaotic, slightly sinister tropical atmosphere, and he draws excellent performances......A hypnotic film that stays resonantly humane even as Boorman skewers British and American diplomacy with martini-dry wit......Directed by the inestimable John Boorman, and with a classy cast....Rush delivers] yet another subtly charismatic turn......Very amusing....[Brosnan and Rush are] hilarious, both apart and together...Theatrical Release: MARCH 30, 2001 (LIMITED)...TAILOR benefits from delicious acting....[Boorman] brings intelligence, verve, a sense of fun and a clear lack of sentiment to material that benefits from all of the above......The movie plays as a joy for lovers of well-written, carefully crafted character thrillers. It has a lot of wry, twisted humor...
Cast Pierce Brosnan (Star)
Dylan Baker (Star)
David Hayman (Star)
Jamie Lee Curtis (Star)
Geoffrey Rush (Star)
Catherine McCormack (Star)
John Boorman (Director)
Andrew Davies (Screenwriter)
John Boorman (Screenwriter)
Ron Davis (Editor)
Phillippe Rousselot (Director of Photography)
John Le Carré (Source Writer)
Leonor Valera (Star)
Brendan Gleeson (Star)
Harold Pinter (Star)
Derek Wallace (Production Designer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Widescreen Audio: Dolby Digital 5.0 - English, French Subtitles - English, French, Korean, Spanish, Thai
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.35000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Suspense/Thriller
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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