Человек Ноября (2014) HD online
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Pierce Brosnan||-||Peter Devereaux|
|Luke Bracey||-||David Mason|
|Olga Kurylenko||-||Alice Fournier|
|Lazar Ristovski||-||Arkady Federov|
|Mediha Musliovic||-||Natalia Ulanova|
|Will Patton||-||Perry Weinstein (as William Patton)|
|Patrick Kennedy||-||Edgar Simpson|
|Ben Willens||-||Agent Jones|
|Milos Timotijevic||-||Federov's Chief of Staff|
In the film's source novel, the central setting was Berlin, Germany, but Pierce Brosnan stated that it was too expensive to film there, so the key shooting locale was changed to Belgrade, Serbia.
The birth date stated in Peter Devereaux's (Pierce Brosnan's) file, May 16, 1953, is Brosnan's real-life birth date.
Luke Bracey replaced Bradley Cooper in the role of David Mason.
Daniel Craig was originally cast to play Devereaux, but Director Roger Donaldson had to re-cast at the last minute, due to Craig's other commitments. By this point, Donaldson was so keen to have a "Bond" play this darker role, he tried to get Sir Sean Connery, but he was too old to run around. Pierce Brosnan heard about this and approached him, saying "he can play it dark", and even started drinking again to get himself into character. Donaldson was impressed with his dedication and cast him. The film was a run away success, and there have been rumors that the sequel, "December's Child" is soon to be made.
The name of the piece of music that Alice Fournier (Olga Kurylenko) plays part of is "Gnossienne No. 3" by Erik Satie. Kurylenko studied piano for seven years when she was a child.
The movie is notable for starring three cast members from the James Bond film franchise. Pierce Brosnan played James Bond in 007: Kuldsilm (1995), 007: Igavene homne (1997), 007: Liiga kitsas maailm (1999), and 007: Surra veel üks päev (2002); Olga Kurylenko was in 007: Veidi lohutust (2008); and Lazar Ristovski was in 007: Casino Royale (2006).
The promenade in Lausanne, Switzerland was filmed in the small village Perast, Montenegro.
Pierce Brosnan and Roger Donaldson previously worked together on Dante mäetipp (1997).
The film was released twenty-seven years after its source novel "There Are No Spies" by Bill Granger was published.
A couple of months prior to the film's release date, Relativity Media, most likely due to the mild success of their other spy film before 3 Days to Kill (2014), wanted to edit the film down to a PG-13 to get a broad audience that wouldn't have to wait for DVD or sneak in to watch it. But due to the film's violence, language, and mature content, the film was released with an R-rating for its U.S. theatrical release.
The acronym "F.S.B." stands for the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation.
A sign reading "Choomich District" is visible in one scene. This is the design district of Belgrade.
The movie had no shortage of edge-of-your-seat action, so both the stunt and the special effects team were kept busy on-set. Award winning Stunt Coordinator Mark Mottram, who had previously worked with Pierce Brosnan on three of his Bond films, also served as his stunt double. Mottram had a core team of four, which included two additional stunt doubles, a stunt rigger, and a stunt utility bike, and car specialist. Some scenes were so elaborate, that thirty Serbian and Russian stuntmen joined the British team, particularly for car chases which required real precision driving through the often narrow streets of Belgrade, Serbia. The stunt team also worked with the cast members to rehearse and perfect fight scenes, as well as dropping off high balconies and simulating the impact of explosions and gunshots.
One of the more complex and tricky effects sequence to pull off required a van exploding ten meters from the nearest building, while Pierce Brosnan and Luke Bracey had to walk away unharmed. The vehicle was rigged to have two carefully timed detonations, one on each side, and for the sake of safety, the vehicle was fixed so that no debris flew off. The explosion was rigged to blow twice. In the film, it's caused by Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) cutting a fuel line, and shooting into the car to set it off, so the power of the blast not only needed to lift the car, but also cause a fireball. This set-up involved two stuntmen, as C.I.A. Agents, approaching the car, so accurately estimating the reach of the flames was vital.
The video game being played by a group of people in the café, is the popular game called Heroes of Newerth (2010), which is a M.O.B.A. game.
Bill Granger had created his characters expertly in print, but a major script breakthrough came by raising Peter Devereaux's protégé, Mason (who is played by Luke Bracey), from a supporting to a lead role, and making the film a two-hander for him and Devereaux. Co-Screenwriter Karl Gajdusek said of this film: "The whole point of adapting the story for the screen was to give image and voice to the rich characters that Granger created. In Devereaux, it was about staying true to Granger, and in Mason we found the vehicle to update for the times."
With a plot that involves a systematic and brutal manhunt, and lots of fast paced action, there were many filming locations used all over Belgrade. These included one of the city's main markets, train stations, cafés, restaurants, alleys, and a parking lot. The production was also highly privileged in being able to use some of the Belgrade's grand landmarks, such as The White Palace, the Serbian Parliament Building, City Hall, and Belgrade Fortress. Filming also took place in private apartments using and building upon much of what was already there to achieve a sense of a real Belgrade home.
The reunion of Roger Donaldson and Pierce Brosnan was a welcomed one. Brosnan said: "I worked with Roger on Dante mäetipp (1997) and had the most wonderful time. He's a good friend, and somebody whom I deeply admire and respect. He knows the story, and how to keep the drama of a scene. His instincts for the emotional beats are so well founded, because he invests so much of himself into it."
It was Executive Producer Dino Conte who first put The November Man book series in front of Producer Beau St. Clair. Written from the late 1970s onwards, the thirteen books offered a strong, complex, and intriguing central protagonist in Peter Devereaux, a man operating within nail bitingly realistic scenarios of the time, and surrounded by characters who, in turn, present of the best and worst of human nature in a world of international power broking, deception, trade off, and self interest. Also, the Cold War backdrop of Granger's books could convincingly be updated to reflect the current political climate .
Producer Beau St. Clair optioned the rights to the novel "There Are No Spies", which is book number seven in the spy series of novels written by Bill Granger. It was not only perfect for film adaptation, but by this stage in the series, protagonist Peter Devereaux has become a more mature, experienced and questioning man, and having withdrawn from active service, needs some powerful persuasion to re-enter the game.
As source novelist Bill Granger's original book series was based around the Cold War, and the history of that time, co-Screenwriters Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek felt an update was necessary. Finch said: "We needed to bring the story into the present, which meant finding geography and politics that resonated with the current geopolitical world. The story that we used as the heart for our script, is a present-day story, but it calls back in plot and revelations to the era of the Cold War, and some of the terrible seeds that were planted then."
Even though most of the film's action is done through physical stunts, special effects were used for slightly trickier set-ups; specifically, two impressive vehicle explosions and a car crash. As there were no rehearsal explosions, Special Effects Supervisor Jason Troughton and his special effects team had to work closely with Roger Donaldson to ensure that he got everything he needed from one take.
When Beau St. Clair first considered making an espionage thriller back in 2008, she knew that she would have to find something really exceptional to entice Pierce Brosnan back into the role of a spy. Neither she nor Brosnan, her co-founder and partner in their production company, Irish DreamTime, wanted to tread old ground. Brosnan had long ago made his mark on audiences playing the ultimate "fantasy spy", the suave and sophisticated James Bond in four films. "The spy genre is a great one; it's been good to me", said Brosnan. "It's a genre that is much loved and when you get it right, it's a great night at the cinema." But what was wanted now, was more contemporary, a spy for our times, a man working in the real world, and taking on recognizably current issues, all while being tracked by his protégé.
Olga Kurylenko has the distinction of working with two actors who have played James Bond in two espionage pictures. She played opposite Pierce Brosnan in this movie, and Daniel Craig in 007: Veidi lohutust (2008).
Although the movie was originally scripted for shooting in Berlin, Germany, costs for filming there led the producers to consider other locations, and Producer Sriram Das found himself visiting many of Eastern Europe's capital cities. His visit to Belgrade, Serbia in 2012 proved to be a complete revelation. The beautiful and cosmopolitan city had rarely been showcased in international films before, and the range of locations offered, together with the generous cooperation of the city and Serbian government, was almost unheard of. Added to this, an established film industry meant high quality and experienced crew right on their doorstep.
Pierce Brosnan is well known for playing James Bond. This movie features the setting of Montenegro, which was used in 007: Casino Royale (2006), the first Bond film that was made after Brosnan's tenure.
The movie's script took around five years to reach completion, and the next step was to find the right director to do it justice. Pierce Brosnan's suggestion of Roger Donaldson as director proved to be a popular choice. The actor had previously worked with Donaldson on Dante mäetipp (1997), and Donaldson is much admired for his action films and political thrillers. When shown the script, Donaldson leapt at the chance to bring it to the screen. Donaldson said: "I was first attracted to the script, because I discovered it to be something out of the ordinary, and felt I could make a suspenseful entertaining film from it.The opportunity to collaborate with Pierce Brosnan again made it all the more appealing, as I knew Pierce would inhabit the character of Peter Devereaux like no one else could."
According to her driver's license, Alice Fournier (Olga Kurylenko) was born in Bucharest, Romania, who is a neighbor with Kurylenko's birthplace, Ukraine.
Roger Donaldson was so impressed by Belgrade, that he immediately saw it as a very real and tangible character in the film, and set out to take advantage of the rich variety and texture the city backdrop offered. The aim became to dispel the image of a grey and depressing ex-Communist metropolis, and to present the city as it really is: colorful, vibrant, and with a hugely mixed and often unique cultural and architectural palette.
The film's source novel is the seventh novel in "The November Man" book series. Pierce Brosnan used to play James Bond Agent 007.
In this movie, Pierce Brosnan protects a girl, named Natalia Ulanova (Mediha Musliovic). In 007: Kuldsilm (1995), Pierce Brosnan also protected a girl with a similarly spelled first name, Natalya (Izabella Scorupco).
The nickname of Peter Devereaux was The November Man.
Peter Devereaux is a man who is not only forced back into battle, but everything, seems to unfortunately come full circle when his one-time protégé is on the hunt for him. This complex character was a great fit for Pierce Brosnan, who Executively Produced the project and said: "For me it seemed like a great idea. As an actor, you go on gut instinct and intuition most of the time, but Bill Granger's work is really solid. Devereaux is very well defined, and the writers thoroughly invested in every nuance of the book. Audiences love this genre, and when it has heart, a real real real sense of human drama, and great action scenes, then you hope you have a good film."
Roger Donaldson admired Pierce Brosnan's rich history in film, particular, the spy genre, and felt Brosnan did an amazing job bringing the complex character of Peter Devereaux to life. Donaldson said: "In this film, Pierce plays a much tougher, harder, ruthless, alienated character, and I think it really gives him something to get his teeth into, and I don't think I've seen Pierce be any way nearly as good he is in this film."
Not only did Roger Donaldson get to work with some of the best talent that Hollywood had to offer, he also had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people along the way. Donaldson said: "I enjoyed making this film on-location in Serbia and Montenegro. Working with an extraordinary crew from all over the world, in incredible places, and with our talented cast, this turned out to be one of the most interesting and enjoyable experiences of my directing career."
The movie's production notes declared that until now, few spy films have delved this far into the deep, gritty and realistic world of international espionage. Pierce Brosnan said: "People love this genre, especially when it has heart, a sense of human drama and intrigue, mixed in with the great violence and storytelling." The press kit then stated: "The action, explosions, and car chases are only some of the many reasons why The November Man is the spy film that audiences have been waiting for."
Fifth of six movie collaborations (to date, September 2016) of Pierce Brosnan and Fight Choreographer and Stunt Coordinator Mark Mottram. The others being I.T. (2016), Evelyn (2002), 007: Surra veel üks päev (2002), 007: Igavene homne (1997), and 007: Liiga kitsas maailm (1999).
David Mason (Luke Bracey) shares the name of the lead protagonist in Call of Duty: Black Ops II (2012), who's also working for the CIA.
Despite the film's title, it premiered in August, and not November.
As the production was filming in digital, the latest anamorphic lenses were used to soften and bring volume to the images. The effect is similar to 35mm camera lenses used around thirty years ago, and seemed entirely appropriate for a film that harkens back to a Cold War style. One visual effect was achieved for some scenes by using "tilt and shift" lenses, which created out-of-focus areas to create a slightly dreamlike quality. But in a film that is so fast moving and action based, much Steadicam was used, as well as car and quad-bike mounted camera rigs. One scene saw Cinematographer Romain Lacourbas riding backwards on the back of a motorcycle to get the required sense of speed and immediacy needed for a car chase. As for all the C.I.A. drone tracking shots, they were filmed by drones flying overhead, and tracking the cast members through busy streets and markets. Lacourbas said: "Audiences no longer care so much about camera shake and changing angles in action sequences, but they want to feel that they are really inside the action, so we used lots of different ways to get the audience right into the heart of everything."
This movie was released in cinemas in the same year as numerous other spy, espionage, intelligence, and secret agent movies, with a couple of them also comedies. The movies include Spioon (2015) (a Bond spoof); 007: Spectre (2015); Sicario (2015) (F.B.I.; which has a title which is almost an anagram of Ian Fleming's "Risico" (1960) James Bond short story, bar the letter "A"); Survivor (2015) starring Pierce Brosnan; Must missa (2015) (F.B.I.); Mortdecai (2015) (has an MI5 Agent lead character); Queen of the Desert (2015) (central character was a World War I attaché to the British Secret Service); the Bondian Furious Seven (2015); Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) (which shot in three of the same countries as 007: Spectre (2015): Austria, England, and Morocco); Steven Spielberg's Spioonide sild (2015) (a cold war espionage thriller); Koodnimi U.N.C.L.E. (2015) (Ian Fleming was an original co-creator); MI-5 (2015); and even Kingsman: Salateenistus (2014) (a Bondesque homage), a 2014 film, but which was mostly widely theatrically released in 2015. Also, in theaters in 2015 from 2014, was Pierce Brosnan and 007: Veidi lohutust (2008)'s Olga Kurylenko in Novembrimees (2014); and the heavily Oscar nominated World War II espionage film, Imiteerimismäng (2014). First released in 2014 were 3 Days to Kill (2014) and Jack Ryan: Variagent (2014).
Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek started with a considerable amount of research and development. Not only did they read all thirteen of Bill Granger's books to get into the heads of the key characters, but they also looked at the political realities of the 1980s, when the author was writing the book, to compare, and then update to where we are today in an exciting way.
Pierce Brosnan said of this movie: "I think it's extremely relevant. The world we live in congealed now with secrets and politicians, and they're jockeying for power on the global stage, the geopolitical situation is very volatile." While based around their current times, spy films of the past have been based in the fantastic; impossible gadgets, cars that can drive into the water, and time bombs with digital clocks. This is the real spy film that is long overdue. It is gritty, it is real, and it tackles issues that are relevant in our day and age. It places the audiences into the life of an actual spy, and tracks as he must outsmart and out maneuver his targets.
Production Designer Kevin Kavanaugh said of this movie's making: "We really wanted to mix it up, and not just stick with one style, so we used a lot of different 'character' buildings, different color palettes, and a mix of the old and new for dressing the sets. Detail is everything, even if the audience doesn't spot it, the actors need to be working in a set that feels authentic, and with Director of Photography Romain Lacourbas' influence, we had many different lighting schemes too. So I came up with as much variety as I could, and that was a direct influence of Belgrade itself. We had the city as a huge backlot, and it's an incredibly appealing place to shoot."
There is a similarity between this movie and 007: Kuldsilm (1995). In that movie, Brosnan doesn't follow orders from Sean Bean. In this movie, orders given by Brosnan are not followed by David Mason (Luke Bracey).
Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek came on-board to work on the script, and Producer Beau St. Clair started looking for a like-minded independent producer to work with her, from script development to screen development, to screen release. She found him in Sriram Das of Das Films . He said: "When Beau and Pierce first approached me with the concept, I was firstly really drawn to the idea of Pierce's to return to an action thriller, which he's not done for a while now, and I also loved the take which writers were working on for the story. The finished script works so well, it really retains the essence of Granger's work, while updating it to a modern setting."
Of the central character of Peter Devereux, Beau St. Clair said: "Devereaux's not trying to save the world, he's a guy who knows exactly what he sees, what the game is and everyone sees, what the game is and everybody's agenda is. But he thinks that maybe can keep things a little more in balance. It's not where the whole scenario world is going to explode, and there's only one man who can save it. So our sensibility is much more what the real world is about."
Pierce Brosnan portrayed James Bond in four movies. This movie was released in the 40th Anniversary year of 007: Mees kuldse relvaga (1974), which starred Sir Roger Moore as James Bond.
This is not the first movie in which Pierce Brosnan's character loses a woman, for whom he cares, in a fleeing car ride. In Dante mäetipp (1997), his loved one dies early in the movie from a volcano fragment to the head. In this movie, seventeen minutes in, Natalia (Mediha Musliovic) gets shot and killed by a sniper, leaving Brosnan mourning her death. Both movies were directed by Roger Donaldson.
Olga Kurylenko's character, "Camille", in 007: Veidi lohutust (2008) also tries to avenge her family (her father) by killing General Medrano. Just like Alice, her character in this movie, when trying to kill Arkady Federov, who shot her family dead. This makes at least two movies in which Olga's character has killed, or tried to kill, for vengeance.