Quantum of Solace (2008)

Following up on a lead takes James Bond to Haiti, where he learns that environmentalist Dominic Greene is plotting to overthrow the Bolivian Government in exchange for a plot of land.

Followed by Bond, Greene heads to Austria, making a deal with the CIA to turn a blind eye to the coup; they assume the land he has been promised contains oil. In Austria Bond eavesdrops on a meeting of the secret organisation Quantum, which he interrupts  prompting members to depart. Things get complicated though when Bond is involved in a gunfight and the bodyguard of an advisor to the British Prime Minister is killed.

Refusing to return to London, he in stead goes rogue and, with aid of Rene Mathis, heads back to Bolivia where he discovers the real reason for Greene’s interest in the land. Hunted by MI6 and the CIA, 007 meets Felix Leiter in a bar, where he learns that Greene and General Medrano, meeting at an eco-hotel in the desert, are about to finalise details of the coup. Bond sets off for the hotel, aided by Camille, who is on her own mission of revenge…

What we say

Casino Royale was always going to be difficult to follow, but Quantum of Solace was stillborn thanks to the writers strike that resulted in filming commencing without a completed script. And what could have been one of the best car chases in any Bond film was rendered almost unwatchable thanks to shaky camera work and over-fast editing. However, David Arnold delivers a great score and Daniel Craig once again makes a great 007.


Original release

UK premiere: 29th October 2008 at the Odeon Leicester Square
UK: 31st October 2008
USA: 14th November 2008

Principal crew

Director Marc Forster
Screenplay Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Paul Haggis
Producer Barbara Broccoli, Michael G Wilson
Music David Arnold
Editing Matt Chesse and Richard Pearson
Production design Peter Lamont
Cinematography Roberto Schaefer


Daniel Craig James Bond
Olga Kurylenko Camille
Mathieu Amalric Dominic Greene
Judi Dench M
Giancarlo Giannini Rene Mathis
Gemma Arterton Strawberry Fields
Jeffrey Wright Felix Leiter
David Harbour Gregg Beam
Jesper Christensen Mr. White
Anatole Taubman Elvis
Rory Kinnear Bill Tanner
Tim Pigott-Smith Foreign Secretary
Joaquín Cosio General Medrano
Fernando Guillén Cuervo Colonel of Police
Jesús Ochoa Lt. Orso
Lucrezia Lante della Rovere Gemma
Glenn Foster Mitchell
Paul Ritter Guy Haines
Simon Kassianides Yusef
Stana Katic Corrine
Neil Jackson Mr. Slate
Oona Chaplin Perla de las Dunas Receptionist
Brendan O’Hea Forensics Tech
Rufus Wright Treasury Agent
Kari Patrice Coley Hôtel Dessalines Clerk
Sarah Hadland Ocean Sky Receptionist
Jake Seal Bartender on Virgin Flight
Peñarandam Felix Bolivian Taxi Driver
Emiliano Valdés Andean Grand Hotel Receptionist
Elizabeth Arciniega Mr. White’s Girlfriend
Alessio Sossas Carabinieri on Radio
Mark Wakeling MI6 Agent
Susana Albornoz Woman with Bucket
Jacques Duckins Haitian Gang Member
Anthony Hansell Dockside Valet
Karin Lanz Gift Bag Girl
Christian Heller Man with Gift Bag
Dante Concha Investor at Party
Diego Fernández de Córdoba Investor at Party
Edwin Cedeño Investor at Party
Mike Pérez Motorcycle Cop
Juan Carlos Avendaño Motorcycle Cop
Rachel McDowall CIA Flight Attendant
Rodrigo Farrugia Hotel Bolívar Receptionist
Carl von Malaisé Greene’s Driver
Raffaello Degruttola Alfa 2 Driver
Robert Braithwaite Speedboat Captain
Santos Varas Ramos DC-3 Caretaker
Antonio Gil Marchetti Pilot
Luis Antonio Gotti Bureaucrat at Party
Jaime Newball La Paz Bartender
Kamil Krejcí Quantum Member
Gustavo Nanez Quantum Member
Erosi Margiani Quantum Member
Uygar Tamer Quantum Member
Alexandra Prusa Quantum Member
Muhamed Gandura Quantum Member
Shamel El-Salhy Quantum Member
Tsedor Gyalzur Quantum Member
Daniel Stüssi Quantum Member


  • Whisky (after delivering Mr White to M)
  • White wine (with Mathis)
  • Six Vespers (on the flight to Bolivia)
  • Bollinger (with Fields)
  • Champagne (at Greene’s party)
  • Bottle of beer (at bar with Felix)


  • “The first thing you should know about us is… we have people everywhere.”
  • “Bond, I need you back.”
    “I never left.”
  • “You know who Greene is and you want to put us in bed with him.”
    “Yeah, you’re right. We should just deal with nice people.”
  • “She wants to know about Slate.”
    “Slate was a dead end.”
  • “How long have I got?”
    “Thirty seconds.”
    “That doesn’t give us a lot of time…”
  • “Friends of yours?”
    “I don’t have any friends!”
  • “We’ve already begun to destabilise the government.”

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David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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One Response to “Quantum of Solace (2008)”

  • R. Phillips

    When I first saw Quantum of Solace I did not like it very much. I thought it a bit of the so called “sophomore jinx” type of affair.
    However, now a few years down the road and repeated viewings, I have come to really appreciate the film. Granted, the quick cut editing can be a bit annoying, until you get used to it. Then, at least with me, I began to enjoy the editing and the film overall.
    I liked the fact that Bond did not bed his female partner and that she took her place with Wai Lin from The World is Not Enough, as working partners who deserved their own space.
    Camille is out for revenge, something that Bond can understand very clearly. He even gives her advice on how to commit a murder, something he’s never done in the past. I very much delighted in her dispatching Medrano too!
    The entire movie has a clear tone and maintains an epic pace throughout.
    It took me a few years to like the movie, which my wife loved straightaway.
    I do enjoy your website totally and find it a refreshing voice on James Bond, the literary and the film versions of the character.
    Well done, very well done indeed!
    Thank you for a great review of this film and for your entire website on this topic. I’ll be returning often.

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