In �The Tailor of Panama�, John Boorman brings John LeCarre's spy thriller to the big screen. British spy Andrew Osnard (Brosnan) is banished to Panama following an indiscretion with an ambassador's mistress. Once there, he connects with a local tailor, Harry Pendel (Geoffrey Rush) with a dubious past and access to all the major political and criminal figures in Panama . The tailor, who is in serious financial difficulty, is married to an administrator to the Panama government. Osnard's mission is to gather senstivie information regarding the President's intentions for the Panama Canal . Osnard has no qualms in using Pendel to get what he wants, but the tremendous fictional tale which is then concocted may have more serious repercussions than anticipated.
- Nominated, Golden Berlin Bear Award for John Boorman, Berlin International Film Festival 2001
Geoffrey Rush and Pierce Brosnan in a scene from �The Tailor of Panama�.
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