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The Courier

It’s no secret that Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the UK’s most talented actors and here he transforms into an unassuming salesman, caught up in a complex international conflict. Directed by British filmmaker Dominic Cooke, The Courier is classy, compelling and ultimately, very moving.

Directors

  • Dominic Cooke

Writers

  • Tom O'Connor

Cast

  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Merab Ninidze
  • Rachel Brosnahan

Synopsis

Based on the true story of Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch), a British engineer and businessman, who finds himself recruited by MI6 to courier top secrets files from Soviet agent Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze), in an effort to defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.