The Tailor Of Panama

When a tailor becomes a spy

Credits

Director

John Boorman

Based on

The Tailor of Panama by John le Carré

Producers

John Boorman, Kevan Barker

Production Company

Merlin Films

Studios

Columbia Pictures Corporation, Merlin Films

DNEG VFX Supervisor

Peter Chiang

DNEG VFX Producer

Emily Edwards

Release date

30th March 2001

John le Carré’s writerly skills are at work in ”The Tailor of Panama.” The pace is nonstop, scenes are cleanly and economically written, and flashbacks are incorporated seamlessly into the narrative. The details of the tailor’s craft are given entertainingly.

– New York Times –

John Boorman's spirited adaptation of "The Tailor of Panama," is a stylish, sardonic addition to the spy genre.Variety

Synopsis

Harry Pendel, a Cockney ex-con who has reinvented himself as a popular tailor to the rich and powerful of Panama, is famous for his storytelling as well as his suits — but this time, his tales carry lethal repercussions. Preyed upon by ruthless, seductive British spy Osnard, Harry spins a yarn that inadvertently sets off a series of events to destroy everything he values most in life.

London

Vancouver

Mumbai

Los Angeles

Chennai

Montréal

Hyderabad

Chandigarh

Goa