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The Diplomat (2009)

False Witness (original title)
A British diplomat is arrested on charges of working with Russian mafia. After death threats to his wife, they are taken into protective custody. Then the MI6 shows up with a new piece of the puzzle.

Director:

Peter Andrikidis

Writers:

Peter Gawler, Greg Haddrick (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dougray Scott ... Ian Porter
Rachael Blake ... Det. Chief Insp. Julie Hales
Jeremy Lindsay Taylor ... Mark Wilson
Richard Roxburgh ... Charles Van Koors
Claire Forlani ... Pippa Porter
Don Hany ... Sergei Krousov
Elan Zavelsky Elan Zavelsky ... Nikolai Krousov
Jonny Pasvolsky ... Antonio Morelli
Tony Martin ... Bill Murray
Socratis Otto Socratis Otto ... Shannon Cross
Stephen Curry ... Det. Sgt. Neil Trent
Alex Menglet ... Dimitri
Shane Briant ... Winston Beale
Costa Ronin ... Vladimir
Alin Sumarwata ... Yasmin Van Koors
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Storyline

A British diplomat is arrested on charges of working with Russian mafia. After death threats to his wife, they are taken into protective custody. Then the MI6 shows up with a new piece of the puzzle.

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An explosive case of international espionage.


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Details

Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El diplomático See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(two parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Quotes

Ian Porter: I am innocent!
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Alternate Versions

The home video version under the title "The Diplomat" edited out a nude scene of Pippa Porter undressing for a shower. See more »

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Least thrilling thriller ever
15 October 2019 | by perrydigmSee all my reviews

This was the most predictable, maudlin, poorly written and constructed film I have seen in years! It has all the formulaic idiocy of a 1980s Bochco production, complete with haphazard and ridiculous shoot 'em up scenes where the "bad guys" are literally shooting their guns in the air like Pancho Villa in a '30s western, but without any of the humor or sense of fun, combined with the angst and self-absorption of an irritating self-absorbed and self-pitying teenager. In fact, I can't believe the director wasn't actually a teenage girl. There's no other way to explain such a pile of fatuous wallowing! The only aspect that was reasonably well done is the acting, but nothing could make this assemblage of unlikable characters, struggling under leaden direction and absurd script, remotely enjoyable. Hard pass.


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