As a part of a plan to launder billions of dollars in London, “Prince” – the chief of the Russian mafia – creates a brand new financial institution and places oligarchs to create their accounts at him. The first to do that is together with his entire household killed by an murderer eyed. A reader of poetry named Perry Makepiece (Ewan McGregor) and his spouse lawyer, Gail (Naomie Harris), is vacationing in Morocco to attempt to save his marriage after Perry was sleeping with one of many college students of his.
Perry then befriends Dima (Stellan Skarsgård), a Russian who has a cordial and turbulent eidetic reminiscence. Friendship of the 2 advancing quick sufficient, and he invited the wives Makepiece the anniversary of his daughter. At the celebration, Dima Perry takes the one hand and provides it a USB stick containing particulars about British politicians and corrupt businessmen who’re in cahoots with the Russian mafia. He fears for his life after he realized in regards to the destiny of others oligarchs and asks Perry to steer the USB British secret service, MI6, when she returns to London.
Perry presents this info Hector (Damian Lewis), officer accountable for the case. The info made accessible by Dima provides likelihood Hector and his supervisor, Billy, come to a gathering between Prince and Aubrey Longrigg, a politician senior about Hector is aware of it’s corrupt, however was by no means in a position to show it. Billy refuses to start out an investigation, however Hector continues by itself and requires the assistance spouses Makepiece to brew a gathering “informal” with Dima in France.