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Father-son issues told from the other way 'round: a father labors in strict ascetic obscurity, scowling as his far more likable son collects accolades and regard. A mild dark comedy ensues when roles are suddenly switched, with a prestigious award going (mistakenly) to the father rather than the son. The comedy falls away in the third act and things draw out to bleak conclusions. Were it not for the abruptness in the final third, I'd go with a higher rating. Worth seeing, just don't expect any rainbows in the end.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"Do you want me to come home?"
"I am home."
Thoughtfully executed and patiently paced (as all la Carré adaptations should be) with an emotionally devastating conclusion (when it dawns on you what Fiennes' protagonist voluntarily submits himself to).