Collaborating with John Le Carré, Boorman adapted his novel and stayed faithful to its iconoclastic spirit. After Beyond Rangoon and The General and before Country of My Skull, the film is part of a political tetralogy, and presents itself as a cruel satire of a general paranoia without forsaking the complexity of its main character. Facing Geoffrey Rush, Pierce Brosnan relishes his part as an anti-James Bond. An enthralling divertimento.
- John Boorman
- Pierce Brosnan, Geoffrey Rush, Jamie Lee Curtis
- 109 min
- USA, Ireland