- Screening Dates: 29th July, 6pm // 5th August, 8pm
- Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Merab Ninidze.
- Directed by: Dominic Cooke
- Running time: 111 mins
- Rating: M - violence, offensive language
- Language: English, Russian (subtitles)
THRILLER – DRAMA:
THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne [Benedict Cumberbatch] recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK’s MI-6 and a CIA operative [Rachel Brosnahan], he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky [Merab Ninidze] in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.
“A taut, propulsive thriller. A cold war thriller done right”
★★★ – Collider