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James Bond 22: Quantum of solace - Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Marc Forster

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Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 (Daniel Craig) fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M (Judi Dench) interrogate Mr White (Jesper Christensen) who reveals the organisation which blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.

Forensic intelligence links an MI6 traitor to a bank account in Haiti where a case of mistaken identity introduces Bond to the beautiful but feisty Camille (Olga Kurylenko), a woman who has her own vendetta. Camille leads Bond straight to Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), a ruthless business man and major force within the mysterious organisation.

On a mission that leads him to Austria, Italy and South America, Bond discovers that Greene, conspiring to take total control of one of the world's most important natural resources, is forging a deal with the exiled General Medrano (Joaquin Cosio). Using his associates in the organisation, and manipulating his powerful contacts within the CIA and the British government, Greene promises to overthrow the existing regime in a Latin American country, giving the General control of the country in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of land.

In a minefield of treachery, murder and deceit, Bond allies with old friends in a battle to uncover the truth. As he gets closer to finding the man responsible for the betrayal of Vesper, 007 must keep one step ahead of the CIA, the terrorists and even M, to unravel Greene's sinister plan and stop his organisation.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film action adventure spy MI6 UK Britain resource war terror romance car shoot fight secret big business

Persons of interest

  • Olga Kurylenko .... Camille
  • Daniel Craig .... James Bond
  • Gemma Arterton .... Agent Fields
  • Mathieu Amalric .... Dominic Greene
  • Judi Dench .... M
  • Jeffrey Wright .... Felix Leiter
  • Giancarlo Giannini .... René Mathis
  • Jesper Christensen .... Mr White
  • Joaquin Cosio .... General Medrano
  • Ian Fleming .... Creator
  • Robert Wade .... Screenwriter
  • Paul Haggis .... Screenwriter
  • Neal Purvis .... Screenwriter
  • Robert Wade .... Screenwriter
  • Marc Forster .... Director

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Theatrical report

Unlike every other Bond film that I can remember, Quantum of solace is a direct sequel, to Casino Royale. You don't need to have seen it to follow the action but you do need it to follow the story. Yes, that's right, a franchise film with a story. Woo hoo! The re-invention of the Bond brand from suave gentleman to hard-arse bastard is perfect for this cynical age. When 007 first started he was in a time when spies were cool because they were protecting the free world (that's us) from the evil Soviets; most people were incredibly naïve and British cuisine was ruled by a boiling saucepan. Now, we can watch a plane fly into a building live in widescreen, high-definition, 16 million colour, surround sound flat screen glory without even leaving the couch. That opened the door for spies like Jason Bourne because modern spying is about being hard, not being sophisticated (I know who I'd back in a fight between Matt Damon and Roger Moore). As with anyone who tries to do good in the intelligence/military sphere, James's worst enemy is his political master. Politicians are the worst people to be in charge of anything because (a) they have little or no experience in the field and (b) they are most interested in covering their own arse.

As for the title, it means that if you hold your thumb and index finger 4 millimetres apart you can now see how much consolation life will give you so you have to take what you can get, even if it is only shooting bad people and blowing up buildings.

The action, adventure, spy movie James Bond 22: Quantum of solace is directed by Marc Forster and stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright.

Government security censorship classification

M (Action violence)

Surveillance time

106 minutes (1:46 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 19 November 2008

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