The Tailor of Panama (2001)

The Tailor of Panama


In this seductive spy thriller based on the best-selling novel by John Le Carré, Academy Award®-winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine) delivers a dazzling performance as Harry Pendel, an ex-con turned tailor to the rich and infamous and married to smart and sexy Louisa (Jamie Lee Curtis – True lies). Directed by Academy Award®-nominee John Boorman (Hope and Glory, Deliverance) and set in steamy Panama, where nothing is what it seems, Andy Osnard (Pierce Brosnan — The Thomas Crown Affair), a suave and ruthless British spy, entices Harry into eavesdropping on the powerful politicians he clothes. But Harry’s talent for storytelling compels him to weave an elaborate tale that’s not only taken as truth, but sets off a chain of events that threatens to destroy everything he treasure most in life.

Based on the DVD synopsis, I thought I might enjoy a little spy intrigue, but I completely missed the part where Harry (Rush) was making up stories, which I guess affects the outcome of the story. I must say, though, that I did not fall asleep on this movie; I just couldn’t follow this “thinking person’s spy movie.

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