Year: 2008
USA: Overture Films
UK: Momentum Pictures
Cast: Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Jeff Daniels, Archie Panjabi, Sa´d Taghmaoui, Neal McDonough, Aly Khan, Mozhan Marno
Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Country: USA
USA: 114 mins
UK: 115 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for intense violent sequences, thematic material and brief language
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate violence and one use of strong language
USA Release Date: 27 August 2008
UK Release Date: 27 March 2009 (Limited Release)


An elite FBI investigator crosses three continents in search of a renegade US military operative who holds the secret to a shocking conspiracy in TRAITOR, a taut international thriller set in the treacherous world of covert counter-espionage operations.

When FBI agent Roy Clayton (Guy Pearce) heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer Samir Horn (Don Cheadle). A mysterious figure with a complex web of international connections, Horn has a knack for emerging on the scene just as a major operation goes down and disappearing before the authorities can question him.

The inter-agency task force looking into the case meets with Carter (Jeff Daniels), an amoral, veteran CIA contractor who seems to have his own agenda, and FBI agent Max Archer (Neal McDonough). The task force links Horn to illicit activities in Yemen, Nice and London, but a tangle of contradictory evidence emerges, forcing Clayton to question whether his quarry is a disaffected former military operative - or something far more complicated.

Obsessed with discovering the truth, Clayton tracks Horn across the globe as the elusive ex-soldier burrows deeper and deeper into a world constructed of secrets and lies.

Academy Award« nominee Don Cheadle (HOTEL RWANDA, CRASH), Guy Pearce (Memento, L.A. CONFIDENTIAL), Golden Globe« nominee Jeff Daniels (THE SQUID AND THE WHALE), Neal McDonough (MINORITY REPORT), Archie Panjabi (A MIGHTY HEART), Aly Khan (A MIGHTY HEART) and Sa´d Taghmaoui (THE KITE RUNNER) star in a globe-hopping thriller that will keep audiences guessing until its stunning climax. The film is written and directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (screenwriter of THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW).