MARCELO ZARVOS’ SCORE FOR OUR KIND OF TRAITOR TO BE RELEASED BY QUARTET RECORDS
Quartet Records will release the OUR KIND OF TRAITOR – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and in select countries on CD May 13, 2016. A CD release is planned for the United States later this summer. The album features the film’s original score by Marcelo Zarvos (THE AFFAIR, THE GOOD SHEPHERD).
“Director Susanna White was very keen in exploring through the music ideas of masculinity and friendship, but being a story created by thriller master John Le Carré we also had to carefully balance the action and adventure our characters go through,” said Zarvos. “There is plenty of action in both the images and the score, but we were very careful to never loose track of the emotional journey our main character Perry goes through.”
While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry (Ewan McGregor) and Gail (Naomie Harris), befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima (Stellan Skarsgård), who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia. When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry and Gail get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics. The couple is propelled on a perilous journey through Paris and Bern, a safe house in the French Alps, to the murky corners of the City of London and to an alliance with the British Government via a ruthless and determined MI6 agent (Damian Lewis). From the writer of DRIVE adapting the hit John Le Carré novel – the mind behind TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY and directed by acclaimed Susanna White – this taut thriller twists and turns its way around the world with dramatic consequences.
“This was no ordinary spy story and the very first image we see is that of famed ballet dancer Antonio Acosta in a gorgeous slow motion shot,” Zarvos explained. “I took to heart that the idea of dance for this score. I played a mind game with myself and imagined this story as a ballet in which our main characters are the dancers. Being a partially Russian story of course also helped inform that, and it didn’t hurt that some of my favorite music comes from Russian ballet composers such as Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. In the end, the challenge in doing the score for Our Kind of Traitor was how to balance the internal world of the characters with the action.”
Lionsgate presents OUR KIND OF TRAITOR in theaters in the U.S. July 1, 2016. Quartet Records will release the OUR KIND OF TRAITOR – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and in select territories on CD May 13, and on CD in the U.S. later this year.