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Le Chiffre is a banker to the world's terrorists. He is participating in a poker game at Montenegro, where he must win back his money, in order to stay safe among the terrorist market.
Bond, using help from Felix Leiter, Mathis and having Vesper pose as his partner, enters the most important poker game in his already dangerous career.
Anyone who has followed the James Bond series over the last four decades knows that the new Bond has changed In "Casino Royale," do not identify himself with the classic words, "Bond.
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Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as , and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.
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Favourite Bond Film Most memorable Bond theme song? Learn more More Like This. Quantum of Solace Die Another Day Tomorrow Never Dies The World Is Not Enough While it is slightly too long and a little too candid with some of its product placement, it remains an extraordinary reinvention of a franchise which had long been in need of a boost.
Craig impresses in his first and finest performance as Bond, and Martin Campbell directs with great common sense and precision to create a majestic and immensely enjoyable film.
Whether looking at the newer films or the franchise as a whole, this has set a very high bar which has yet to be beaten. With Daniel Craig reinventing the role like never before, Casino Royale reboots the Bond franchise with gusto and intelligence not seen before in the long running franchise.
Thanks to the best story of the series to date, Casino Royale features the right blend of exhilarating action and heart pounding drama. Daniel Craig is the best Bond since Connery and for my money the best actor to play the character.
The fact that the series hasn't reach the heights of this film before or since only makes it an easier decision as my all-time favorite film in the franchise.
Even casual fans can get their money's worth out of this. If you only watch one Bond film, make it this one. Daniel Craig revitalizes the Bond franchise the same way Bale saved Batman.
This was a throwback to the good ol days of Connery Bond. Almost all the the good stuff i heard about Casino is true. It is indeed one of the best Bonds ever and I'm really looking forward to the next installment.
Now - I hate when people say this but here goes - this movie was just too darn long. Don't even TRY to introduce a romance two hours into a film.
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Part of the Collection: Post Share on Facebook. View All Videos 1. View All Photos Movie Info James Bond's first mission takes him to Madagascar, where he is to spy on a terrorist Mollaka.
Not everything goes as planned and Bond decides to investigate, independently of the MI6 agency, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell.
Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters Dimitrios and his girlfriend, Solange. He learns that Dimitrios is involved with Le Chiffre, banker to the world's terrorist organizations.
Secret Service intelligence reveals that Le Chiffre is planning to raise money in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro at Le Casino Royale.
MI6 assigns to play against him, knowing that if Le Chiffre loses, it will destroy his organization. At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together--and even torture at the hands of Le Chiffre.
The marathon game proceeds with dirty tricks and violence, raising the stakes beyond blood money and reaching a terrifying climax.
PG for intense sequences of violent action, a scene of torture, sexual content and nudity. Daniel Craig as James Bond. Eva Green as Vesper Lynd.
Mads Mikkelsen as Le Chiffre. Judi Dench as M. Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter. Giancarlo Giannini as Mathis.
Caterina Murino as Solange. Simon Abkarian as Alex Dimitrios. Jesper Christensen as Mr. Ivana Milicevic as Valenka. Claudio Santamaria as Carlos.
Tobias Menzies as Villiers. Sebastien Foucan as Mollaka. Malcolm Sinclair as Dryden. Richard Sammel as Gettler. Ludger Pistor as Mendel.
Joseph Millson as Carter. Daud Shah as Fisher. Clemans Schick as Kraft. Emmanuel Avena as Leo. Tom Chadbon as Stockbroker. Dayo Ade as Infante. Urbano Barberini as Tomelli.
Madame Wu as Tsai Chin. Charlie Levi Leroy as Gallardo. Lazar Ristovski as Kaminofsky. Tom So as Fukutu. Veruschka von Lehndorff as Gräfin von Wallenstein.
Daniel Andreas as Dealer. The franchise is still apparently stuck with branding and concealed advertising, as well as the naff euro-trash hotels, with receptionists who get their plug in - "Welcome to the Hotel Splendide!
There is even a subliminal glimpse of that chief blagger of product placements, Sir Richard Branson.
M is Dame Judi Dench , splendidly icy and disapproving, yet caring. And though Bond wins a vintage Aston Martin without ejector seat in a card game, it's not a very gadgety movie, excepting all those mobiles and laptops with their impossibly lightning-fast graphics and streaming video.
As far as Bond's erotic life goes, the movie retains one important element from Fleming's novel: Bond gets tortured - in the nude!
It's a gamey scene that has caused generations of Bond readers to nurse and then uneasily suppress certain wonderings about the nature of 's fanbase.
These wonderings will not, I have to say, be quashed by Daniel Craig's pert swimming costume. But Craig strikes some very erotic sparks from Vesper Lynd, with some loaded bantering over dinner in a first-class railway compartment, and finally, from him, a dead-straight passionate declaration of love.
Sweetly, Bond doesn't have sex with anyone else in the film. Vesper is to break his heart, though, and the movie cleverly shows that all Bond's mannerisms and steely reserve grow from this prehistory of doomed romance.