01 hours 51 minutes
- Benedict Cumberbatch, Jessie Buckley, Rachel Brosnahan
- Dominic Cooke
- Now Showing, Thriller
- April 8, 2021
- Partly subtitled
THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller, the story of unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) who gets 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), Wynne 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 masterclass in acting” (FilmWeek)
“THE COURIER delivers a rousingly effective old-school spy adventure elevated by a thrilling fact-based story and Benedict Cumberbatch’s nervy central performance”