2006 Certificate: 15


In this thought-provokingly different thriller, a nefarious plot unfolds in a despotic amalgam of Chile, Argentina, Iran and, inevitably, America. Military-backed dictator Tom Hollander is overthrown in a socialist-style revolution led by playwright-leader Donald Sutherland whose own rule soon sinks into Stalinist oppression. Elsewhere, Ralph Fiennes plays a softly-spoken guard who wins the confidence of Sutherland's rebel and watches his rise from freedom-fighter to tyrant.


  • Robert Edwards


  • Ralph Fiennes

  • Donald Sutherland

  • Tom Hollander

  • Lara Flynn Boyle

  • Marc Warren