Mark Rylance stars in US screenwriter Graham Moore’s (Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game) directorial debut; a coolly refined suspense thriller screened to acclaim at the recent Berlinale.
1956: Former Savile Row tailor Leonard (Rylance) finds himself in Chicago after a personal tragedy. Running a small shop in a rough part of town, his beautiful bespoke suits, crafted with the utmost precision, catch the eye of the only people around who can afford them: a family of gangsters. Leonard tries to turn a blind eye to their criminality, but as they begin to take advantage of his gentle, accommodating nature, Leonard and his assistant Mable (Zoey Deutch) find themselves embroiled deeper than they could ever have imagined.
A taut and twisted huis clos, anchored by another finely detailed performance from Rylance, The Outfit is a beautifully designed and cleverly constructed thriller that plays with genre conventions to great effect.
Cast: Mark Rylance, Zoey Deutch, Johnny Flynn, Nikki Amukka-Bird
Director: Graham Moore