This rekindles Pines thirst for revenge, and he is enlisted by British Intelligence to spy on Roper.
What follows certainly matches it in terms of production values, acting skill and directorial quality.
I've not read the John Le Carre parent novel, but right from the start was gripped by this involving tale of skulduggery in high places revolving around the at face value charismatic billionaire humanitarian Richard Roper, played by Hugh Laurie, who in reality is a cynical criminal mastermind supplying arms to the highest foreign bidder, with a luxurious lifestyle and entourage in tow.
Out to get him is a determined, very pregnant, middle-ranking British Intelligence agent, played by Olivia Colman, operating with a skeleton staff in a tiny, unheated London office but who gets a break in her mission when ex-Army man Jonathon Pine, played by Tom Hiddleston, crosses paths with Roper when the latter stays at the luxury hotel in Cairo where he's the night manager, right at the time of the Egyptian revolution.
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An Englishman, Jonathan Pine (played by Tom Hiddleston), is working as the night manager of a Cairo hotel.
He gets involved with a local woman who is the girlfriend of a local gangster.
Through her relationship with the gangster she has acquired information linking illegal international arms sales with Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie), an English billionaire.
She is soon found dead, murdered due to her having this information.
Fearing for his own life, Pine flees, ending up working at a remote hotel in Switzerland.
Two years pass, and then Roper visits the Swiss hotel.