An Englishman, Jonathan Pine (played by Tom Hiddleston), is working as the night manager of a Cairo hotel. He gets involved with a local woman who is the girlfriend of a local gangster. Through her relationship with the gangster she has acquired information linking illegal international arms sales with Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie), an English billionaire. She is soon found dead, murdered due to her having this information. Fearing for his own life, Pine flees, ending up working at a remote hotel in Switzerland. Four years pass, and then Roper visits the Swiss hotel. This rekindles Pines thirst for revenge, and he is enlisted by British Intelligence to spy on Roper. What follows is a very dangerous game of intrigue and deception.Written by
Very good miniseries plenty of suspense , mostly shot in Island Majorca and Egypt
The night manager of a Cairo hotel called Jonathan Pine , Tom Hiddleston , is recruited by an organization commanded by Angela Burr , Olivia Coleman , to infiltrate a weapons dealer , Hugh Laurie. As he gets involved with the sweetheart , Elizabeth Debicki , of the mobster and his hoodlums :Tom Hollander , Alistair Petrie.
This is a suspenseful series plenty of emotion , intrigue , thrills ,crosses and double-crosses . The extreme intrigue and tension are extended from start to finish .This expensive miniseries is considered to be the most lavish TV drama in the history of BBC. Extraordinary acting by main cast , Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie , both of whom give magnificent performances . Support cast is frankly awesome as Douglas Hodge , Tom Hollander, Tobias Menzies , Alistair Petrie , David Harewood , Antonio De La Torre, and special mention for the pregnant Olovia Coleman.This was well rendered from a novel by prestigious author John Le Carre who has been adapted on cinema several times, such as: The spy who came in from the Cold , Call for the dead, Tinker , soldier and spy ,The little drummer girl, The tailor of Panama , The Russian house , The constant gardener , The most wanted man ,among others. The motion picture was compellingly directed by Susanne Bier .Debut TV miniseries for filmmaker Bier who has previously shot several foreign language theatrical feature movies such as: Brothers , Serena, In a better world , Second chance , Things we lost in the fire , After wedding . Colorful and evocative cinematography by Michael Snyman shot on marvelous locations from Spain , United Kingdom , Turkey , Egypt ,and Switzerland . Suspenseful and thrilling musical score by Victor Reyes. In 2016, it garnered 12 Emmy nominations including outstanding lead actor Tom Hiddleston , supporting players for both Hugh Laurie and Olivia Coleman , outstanding filmmaking for a miniseries for filmmaker Susanne Biet and writing for writer David Farr , but this renditíon is updated to the present day and it is not set in the era of the time John Le Carre source novel that was published in 1993.
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