The Courier starring Benedict Cumberbatch: review, trailer and invitations

Published by Laura B., Julie M. · Updated on 23 June 2021 at 16h28 · Published on 24 February 2021 at 16h22
Famous Cold War British spy Greville Wynne sees his story adapted for movies. Benedict Cumberbatch lands the role as the spy in Dominic Cooke’s movie “The Courier”. While waiting for the movie to open from June 23, 2021 in France, “The Courier” has dropped a trailer. Answer the question below the article to try and win invitations.

Although James Bond is back on the silver screen in 2021, there is another spy around: Greville Wynne – played by Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Courier”, a biopic opening from June 23, 2021 in France.

The Courier” is the true story of businessman Greville Wynne and his Russian source Oleg Penkovsky who helped the CIA enter the Soviet nuclear program during the Cold War. Which led to the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director Dominic Cooke signs the story of Greville Wynne for movies. He has also directed “On Chesil Beach”.

In “The Courier”, in addition to Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange in Marvel and soon in “The Mauritanian”) as the main role, Cooke also directs Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”), Jessie Buckley (“Judy”), and even Russell Balogh (“The Gentlemen”, “Rogue One: a Star Wars Story”).

Plot:

1960. Modest British businessman Greville Wynne (Cumberbatch) is propelled in the very heart of the Cold War. Approached by the MI-6 and the CIA, he starts an alliance as secrete as dangerous with Soviet Colonel Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze). Their goal: giving the necessary information to the Occident to avoid a nuclear war and alleviate the Cuban Missile Crisis. He then starts a series of travels between London and Moscow taking always more risks…

Trailer:

Review:

With "The Courier", Dominic Cooke delivers a very realistic movie. As for the real facts, and specifically the nuclear race between Russia and the U.S. amid the Cold War, this biopic is striking.

In the feature film, the director shows a very light-hearted, and bright London, where one dances to twist music in bars, opposite to sad Moscow where hardness and rigor are the watchwords, with classic music in the background. Speaking of music, thoroughly selected, is very important in "The Courier".

But the movie is specifically carried out by the incredible performance delivered by Benedict Cumberbatch as Greville Wynne. A character for which the actor has had to physically change, especially for the end of the movie.

Although "The Courier" might seem long sometimes, it is never boring or uninteresting. And yet, when Russian missiles in Cuba are found out, everything escalates. The movie becomes a panting race while so far, it was just a game of undercover agent, a game of fools and spies.

 

Contests

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Dates and Opening Time
Starts 23 June 2021

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