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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 ... 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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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

Charles Van Koors: You're not going to throw away all our work.
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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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Too long and too complex
5 January 2013 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

This film/miniseries with quite confusing background - also known as The Diplomat in the UK and U.S., produced by Screen time Australia for the Australian subscription television channel UK.TV - is a proper thriller with mind-twisting and shooting elements, but due to length (almost 3 hours) and multilayer plot is often difficult to follow. Frequent flashbacks repeat themselves and do not provide any additional value to the general story. Behaviour of some officials is rather unrealistic and the link Russian mafia - nukes brings along several clichés and predictable ending. The cast is good, without distinguishable characters or performers though; I found Rachael Blake as Detective Chief Inspector Julie Hales the most convincing one.

The series is for you if you like sophisticated spy and mob series, otherwise it is "lengthwise challenging". Even Australia has given the world more interesting thrillers, not speaking of Brits.


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