"The Courier" is a 2020 historical spy film directed by Dominic Cooke.
The starring cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch as Greville Wynne, Merab Ninidze as Colonel Oleg Penkovsky, Rachel Brosnahan as Emily Donovan, Jessie Buckley as Sheila Wynne, Angus Wright as Dickie Franks, Kirill Pirogov as Gribanov, Keir Hills as Andrew Wynne, Emma Penzina as Nina, Vladimir Chuprikov as Nikita Khrushchev, Alice Orr-Ewing as Tamara and others.
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LionsgateFilmsUK on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 released the trailer for "The Courier" you can watch here:
The Courier - Official Trailer - Coming Soon.
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The Courier tells the "true story of the British businessman who helped MI6 penetrate the Soviet nuclear programme during the Cold War. Wynne and his Russian source, Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze), provided crucial intelligence that ended the Cuban Missile Crisis."
Wynne is approached by a spy from MI6 and a spy from the CIA and asked to pose as a business partner of Oleg Penkovsky in order to gain intelligence relating to Soviet missiles being transported to Cuba. In the end, both Wynne and Penkovsky are caught and Penkovsky admits betraying his country while insisting Wynne as a courier knows nothing of the intelligence passed on, which supports Wynne's claim of no wrongdoings. Wynne makes sure Penkovsky knows his sacrifice is worth it. Penkovsky is executed and buried in an unmarked grave. Wynne is eventually released in a prisoner exchange for a Russian spy Konon Molody.
Here is the full cast and characters of "The Courier" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
"The Courier" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 24, 2020 (Sundance), on March 19, 2021 (United States), on May 17, 2021 (United Kingdom) and on June 3, 2021 (Germany) distributing by Lionsgate (United Kingdom), Roadside Attractions (United States), Film & TV House, GEM Entertainment, Belga Films, Elevation Pictures, Independent Films, Shaw Organisation, Telepool, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group and Joy n Cinema.
The duration of the film is 111 minutes. The film grossed over $10.3 million.
"The Courier" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.
"The Courier" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 87/100.
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