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The Courier

Drama, Thriller 1h 51m 2021 United Kingdom

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Bonus Content: Rental includes a 22-minute Q&A with Dominic Cooke. Scroll down to watch.

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as real-life British spy Greville Wynne, who was crucial in averting World War III during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.

“The spy-versus-spy drama you desperately need right now” –Barry Hertz, The Globe & Mail

The Courier is a true-life spy thriller that follows an unassuming British businessman, Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch), as he’s drawn into one of the most tense international standoffs in history: 1962’s Cuban Missile Crisis. At the behest of the UK’s MI6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to avert a nuclear confrontation.

Content advisories: violence, coarse language


Dominic Cooke



Bonus Content

Q&A: THE COURIER with director Dominic Cooke


Dominic Cooke was the surprise guest at a preview screening of his new film THE COURIER as part of TIFF’s Secret Movie Club.

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