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Casino Royale was the 4th highest-grossing film of 2006, and was the highest-grossing instalment of the James Bondseries until Skyfall surpassed it in November 2012. 2 Upon its release in the United Kingdom Casino Royale broke series records on both opening day—£1.7 million 56 —and opening weekend—£13,370,969. Casino Royale (2006) is the twenty-first film in the Eon Productions James Bond film series an the first tae starn Daniel Craig as the feectional MI6 agent James Bond.

Casino Royale was directed by Martin Campbell. Written by Ian Fleming (novel); Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Paul Haggis (screenplay).

James Bond[edit]

  • [Bond returns to his seat in a game of poker after being poisoned] I'm sorry. That last hand... nearly killed me.

Le Chiffre[edit]

  • You know, I never understood all these elaborate tortures. It's the simplest thing to cause more pain than a man can possibly endure. And of course, it's not only the immediate agony, but the knowledge that if you do not yield soon enough, there will be little left to identify you as a man. The only question remains: will you yield, in time?

M[edit]

  • Who the hell do they think they are? I report to the Prime Minister, and even he's smart enough not to ask me what we do. Have you ever seen such a bunch of self-righteous, arse-covering prigs? They don't care what we do, they care what we get photographed doing. And how the hell could Bond be so stupid? I give him 00 status, and he celebrates by shooting up an embassy. Is the man deranged? And where the hell is he? In the old days, if an agent did something that embarrassing, he'd have the good sense to defect. Christ, I miss the Cold War!

Vesper Lynd[edit]

  • [Stepping into a lift] Take the next one. There isn't enough space for me and your ego.
  • [Last lines] I'm sorry, James. [The lift she is in falls into water and she drowns.]

Dialogue[edit]

[first lines]
Bond: M really doesn't mind you earning a little money on the side, Dryden. She'd just prefer if it weren't selling secrets.
Dryden: If the theatrics are supposed to scare me, you have the wrong man, Bond. If M was so sure I was bent, she'd have sent a 00. Benefits of being Section Chief. I'd know of anyone being promoted to 00 status, wouldn't I? Your file shows no kills. And it takes--
Bond: Two.
Dryden: [pulls his gun on Bond; smiles] Shame. We barely got to know each other. [pulls the trigger, but nothing happens.]
Bond: [holds up the gun's magazine] I know where you keep your gun. I suppose that's something.
Dryden: True. How did he die?
Bond: Your contact? Not well.
Dryden: Made you feel it, did he? Well...you needn't worry. The second is--
[Bond draws his gun and shoots him dead]
Bond: Yes. Considerably.
Steven Obanno: Do you believe in God, Mr. Le Chiffre?
Le Chiffre: No. I believe in a reasonable rate of return.
[M comes home to find Bond waiting for her]
M: You've got a bloody cheek.
Bond: Sorry. I'll shoot the camera first next time.
M: Or yourself. You stormed into an embassy. You violated the only absolutely inviolate rule of international relationships, and why? So you could kill a nobody. We wanted to question him, not to kill him![Angrily throws down a newspaper headlined MI6 KILLS UNARMED PRISONER onto a table in front of Bond] For God's sake, you're supposed to display some kind of judgment.
Bond: I did. I thought one less bomb maker in the world would be a good thing.
M: Exactly. One bomb maker. We're trying to figure out how an entire network of terrorist groups is financed and you give us one bomb maker. Hardly the big picture, wouldn't you say? The man isn't even a true believer; he's a gun for hire. And thanks to your overdeveloped trigger finger, we have no idea who hired him, or why. And how the hell did you find out where I lived?
Bond: Same way I found out your name. I thought 'M' was a randomly assigned letter. I had no idea it stood for--
M: [interrupts Bond] Utter one more syllable, and I'll have you killed. [Bond remains silent in agreement] I knew it was too early to promote you.
Bond: Well, I understand 00's have a very short life expectancy, so your mistake will be short-lived.
M: Bond, this may be too much for a blunt instrument to understand, but arrogance and self-awareness seldom go hand-in-hand.
Bond: So you want me to be half monk, half hit-man?
M: Any thug can kill. I want you to take your ego out of the equation, and to judge the situation dispassionately. I need to know that I can trust you, and that you know who to trust...and since I don't know that, I need you out of my sight. Go and stick your head in the sand somewhere and think about your future, because these bastards want your head. And I'm seriously considering feeding you to them. [Bond heads for the elevator] And Bond...don't ever break into my house again.
Bond: Ma'am.
Villiers: [calling M up in the middle of the night] He's in the Bahamas.
M: You woke me to share his holiday plans?
Villiers: He's logged into our secure website, using your name and password.
M: How the hell does he know these things?
[Vesper Lynd sits opposite James Bond on the train to Montenegro]
Vesper Lynd: I'm the money.
James Bond: Every penny of it.
[Vesper hands him her business card]
Vesper: The Treasury has agreed to stake you in the game.
Bond: [reading the card] Vesper? I do hope you gave your parents hell for that.
Vesper: So, you're telling me it's a matter of probability and odds? I was worried there wasn't chance involved.
Bond: Well, only if you assume the player with the best hand wins.
Vesper: So there will be what you call bluffing?
'Bond: [smiles] You've heard the term? [Vesper smiles back] Then you'll know that in poker you never play your hand...you play the man across from you.
Vesper: And you're good at reading people?
Bond: Yes I am. Which is why I've been able to detect an undercurrent of sarcasm in your voice.
Vesper: I'm now assured our money is in good hands.
Bond: You don't think this is a very good plan, do you?
Vesper: So there is a plan? I got the impression we were risking millions of dollars and hundreds of lives on a game of luck. What else can you surmise, Mr. Bond?
Bond: About you, Miss Lynd? Well, your beauty's a problem. You worry you won't be taken seriously.
Vesper: Which one can say of any attractive woman with half a brain.
Bond: True, but this one overcompensates by wearing slightly masculine clothing. Being more aggressive than her female colleagues. Which gives her a somewhat prickly demeanor, and ironically enough, makes it less likely for her to be accepted and promoted by her male superiors, who mistake her insecurities for arrogance. Now, I'd have normally gone with 'only child,' but, umm, you see, by the way you ignored the quip about your parents…I'm going to have to go with 'orphan.'
[Long pause]
Vesper: All right…by the cut of your suit, you went to Oxford or wherever. Naturally you think human beings dress like that. But you wear it with such disdain, my guess is you didn't come from money, and your school friends never let you forget it. Which means that you were at that school by the grace of someone else's charity; hence that chip on your shoulder. And since your first thought about me ran to 'orphan,' that's what I'd say you are.
[Bond smiles]
Vesper: Oh, you are? I like this poker thing. And that makes perfect sense! Since MI6 looks for maladjusted young men, who give little thought to sacrificing others in order to protect queen and country. You know… former SAS types with easy smiles and expensive watches. [she glances at his wrist] Rolex?
Bond: Omega.
Vesper: Beautiful. Now, having just met you, I wouldn't go as far as calling you a cold-hearted bastard…
Bond: No, of course not.
Vesper: But it wouldn't be a stretch to imagine. You think of women as disposable pleasures rather than meaningful pursuits. So, as charming as you are, Mr. Bond, I will be keeping my eye on our government's money and off your perfectly formed arse.
Bond: [smiles ironically] You noticed.
Vesper: Even accountants have imagination. How was your lamb?
Bond: Skewered. One sympathises.
[pause]
Vesper: Good evening, Mr. Bond.
Bond: Good evening, Miss Lynd.
[Bond and Vesper read up on their cover identities, 'Arlington Beech' and 'Stephanie Broadchest']
Bond: We've been involved for quite a long while, hence the shared suite.
Vesper: But my family is strict Roman Catholic, so for appearance's sake, it'll be a two-bedroom suite.
Bond: [sarcastically] I do hate it when religion comes between us.
Vesper: Religion and a locked door. Am I going to have a problem with you, Bond?
Bond: Don't worry. You're not my type.
Vesper: Smart?
Bond: Single.
[Bond brings in a beautiful purple dress and hangs it on the bathroom door]
Vesper: Something you expect me to wear?
Bond: When you walk in and kiss me wearing that, the other players will be thinking of your neckline rather than their cards. Do you think you could do that for me?
Vesper: [sarcastically] I'll do my best.
Bond: Thank you.
[Bond walks out of the bathroom and notices a dinner jacket lying on his bed. He walks back into the bathroom, holding the dinner jacket]
Bond: I have a dinner jacket.
Vesper: There are dinner jackets and dinner jackets; this is the latter. And I need you looking like a man who belongs at that table.
Bond: How?… It's tailored.
Vesper: I sized you up the moment we met.
[A bartender comes to the poker table to take drink orders.]
Bond: Dry martini.
Bartender: Oui, monsieur.
Bond: Wait. Three measures of Gordon's gin, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it over ice and add a thin slice of lemon peel.
Bartender: Yes, sir.
Tomelli: You know, I'll have one of those.
Infante: So will I.
Bartender: Yes, sir.
Felix Leiter: My friend, bring me one as well. Keep the fruit.
Le Chiffre: [annoyed] That's it? Hmm? Anyone want to play poker now?
Leiter: Someone's in a hurry.
Le Chiffre: You've changed your shirt, Mr. Bond. I hope our little game isn't causing you to perspire.
Bond: A little. But I won't consider myself to be really in trouble until I start weeping blood.
Bond: Vodka martini.
Bartender: Shaken or stirred?
Bond: Do I look like I give a damn?
[Leiter stops Bond on his way to killing Le Chiffre]
Leiter: I should have introduced myself, seeing as we're related. Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley. [sees the knife in Bond's hand] You should have faith. As long as you keep your head about you, I think you have him.
Bond: Had. Excuse me.
Leiter: You're not buying in?
Bond: No.
Leiter: Listen, I'm bleeding chips. I'm not going to last much longer. You have a better chance. I'll stake you. I'm saying I'll give you the money to keep going. Just one thing: you pull it off, the CIA bring him in.
Bond: What about the winnings?
Leiter: Does it look like we need the money?

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[Bond sips his drink.]
Bond: You know, I think I'll call that a 'Vesper.'
Vesper Lynd: Because of the bitter aftertaste?
Bond: No. Because once you've tasted it, it's all you want to drink. [Vesper laughs] I thought it was a quite a good line.
Vesper: It was a very good line.
Bond: But you're laughing at it.
Vesper: Not so much it, as you.
Bond: [chuckles] Oh, well, that's fine, then. [pauses and looks at Vesper's necklace] I've figured out what that is. It's an Algerian Love Knot.
Vesper: Really? I just thought it was something pretty.
Bond: No you didn't. Someone gave that to you. [pause] He's a very lucky man.
Vesper Lynd: It doesn't bother you, killing those people?
Bond: I wouldn't be very good at my job if it did.
Vesper: I don't believe you. You've got a choice, you know. Just because you've done something doesn't mean you have to keep doing it.
Bond: Why is it that people who can't take advice always insist on giving it?
Vesper: You think I can't take my own advice?
Bond: I think something is driving you. And I don't think I'll ever find out what that is.
[Bond has been stripped naked, tied to a bottomless chair, and tortured with repeated lashes to the testicles from Le Chiffre's knotted rope in order to force him to reveal the password for the Swiss bank account.]
Le Chiffre: Miss Lynd will give me the account number, if she hasn't already, so all I need from you is the password.
[Bond glares icily at Le Chiffre.]
[sternly] The password, please.
Bond: [defiantly] I've got a little itch…down there. Would you mind?
[Le Chiffre whips Bond's testicles.]
Bond: [screams in agony] No! No! No! No…TO THE RIGHT, TO THE RIGHT, TO THE RIGHT!
Le Chiffre: You are a funny man, Mr. Bond. [lashes him again]
Bond: [screams in pain] Yes, yes, yes! [starts laughing maniacally] Now the whole world's gonna know that you died scratching my balls!
Le Chiffre: I died? I died?
Bond: Yes, because no matter what you do, I'm not going to give you the password, which means your clients are going to hunt you down and cut you into little pieces of meat while you're still breathing! Because if you kill me, there'll be nowhere left to hide.
Le Chiffre: Oh, but you are SO WRONG! Because even after I slaughter you and your little girlfriend, your people would still welcome me with open arms! Because they need what I know.
Bond: [resigned] The big picture.
[From the other room, Vesper screams - Bond and Le Chiffre notice it]
Le Chiffre: Yes. Now give me the password, and I will at least let her live. [slaps him on the cheek] Come on, Bond. Do it soon enough and she might even be in one piece.
[Bond starts laughing]
Le Chiffre: You're really not going to tell me, are you?
Bond: No.
[Le Chiffre knocks Bond on his back and brandishes a knife]
Le Chiffre: Then…I think I'll feed you what you seem not to value.
[Suddenly, two gunshots are heard and Mr. White charges into the room, pointing a gun at Le Chiffre]
Le Chiffre: I'll get the money. Tell them I'll get the money.
Mr. White: Money isn't as valuable to our organization as knowing who to trust. [Mr. White shoots Le Chiffre dead]

[At the Lake Como hospital, Vesper is sitting, smiling and looking at James who is asleep. He wakes up and smiles]

Bond: Hm. Hello.
Vesper: [softly] Hello.
Bond: You alright?
Vesper: I can't resist waking you. Every time I do, you look at me as if…you haven't seen me in years. Makes me feel reborn.
Bond: If you'd have just been born, wouldn't you be naked?
Vesper: You have me there. [whispers in his ear] You can have me anywhere.
[Bond touches her arm]
Bond: I can?
Vesper: Yeah. Here, there. Anywhere you like.
Bond: Does this mean that you're…warming to me?
Vesper: Yeah. That's how I would describe it.
Bond: It's just that not so long ago, I would have described your feelings towards me as, um…well, I'm trying to think of a better word than 'loathing'.
Vesper: I'm afraid I'm a complicated woman.
Bond: That is something to be afraid of.
[They are about to kiss, but Mr. Mendel runs up to them, carrying a silver briefcase]
Mendel: Hello!
Bond: Urgh, perfect timing.
Vesper: Oh - Monsieur Mendel. How are things in Switzerland?
Mendel: My apologies. I do not need to rush, but 120 million is a large sum of money.
Bond: It certainly is. You didn't bring any chocolates with you?
Mendel: I'm afraid not. [laughs] If you would type in the account number? [Vesper does so] And now the password.
Bond: You can do that.
Vesper: I would if I knew what it was.
Bond: V-E-S-P-E-R. [As he says more letters, Vesper realises, turns and smiles. She types the password]
Mendel: The funds have now been transferred. Sorry for disturbing you. Thank you. Auf Wiedersehen.
Bond: Auf Wiedersehen, Herr Mendel.
[Mendel leaves. Vesper looks upset and turns to face Bond]
Vesper: You know, James…I want you to know that if all that was left of you was your smile, and your little finger, you'd still be more of a man than anyone I've ever met.
Bond: That's because you know what I can do with my little finger.
Vesper: I have no idea.
Bond: But you're aching to find out.
Vesper: You're not going to let me in there, are you? You've got your armour back on. That's that.
Bond: I have no armour left. You've stripped it from me. Whatever is left of me… [Vesper puts her hand on his cheek] whatever is left of me, whatever I am…I'm yours.
[They kiss]
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Vesper: Does everyone have a tell?
Bond: Yes. Everyone. Everyone except you. I wonder if that's why I love you.
Vesper: You love me?
Bond: Enough to float around the world with you until one of us has to find an honest job. Which I think is going to have to be you, because I have no idea what an honest job is.
Vesper: You're serious?
Bond: It's like you said. You do what I do long enough, there won't be any soul left to salvage. I'm leaving with what little I have left. Is that enough for you?
[Vesper kisses him]
[on the phone]
M: She had a boyfriend. A French Algerian. They were very much in love. He was kidnapped by the organisation behind Le Chiffre. And they blackmailed her, threatening to kill him unless she co-operated. We should have picked up on it, but sometimes we pay so much attention to our enemies, we forget to watch our friends. How are you doing?
Bond: She left her cell phone. She must have known I'd check it.
M: Hm, she knew you were you. [pause] Well, at least this clears Mathis.
Bond: No.
M: No?
Bond: No. It would have proved that she's guilty, not that he's innocent. It could have been a double-blind. Keep sweating him.
[pause]
M: You don't trust anyone, do you, James?
Bond: No.
[pause]
M: Then you've learnt your lesson. Get back as soon as you can. We need you.
Bond: Will do.
[pause]
M: If you do need time…
Bond: Why should I need more time? The job's done, and the bitch is dead.
M: James? Did you ever ask yourself why you weren’t killed that night? Isn’t it obvious? She made a deal to spare your life in exchange for the money. I’m sure she hoped they would let her live. but she must have known she was going to her death. And now we’ll never know who was behind this, the trail’s gone cold.
[last lines of the film: Mr. White answers a call on his phone]
Mr. White: Hello?
Bond: Mr. White? We need to talk.
Mr. White: Who is this?
[White is suddenly shot in the leg, and drops to the ground screaming in pain. He drags himself toward the house, but he is stopped at the steps…and looks up to see Bond with Vesper's phone in his left hand and a Heckler & Koch UMP sub-machine gun in his right hand]
Bond: The name's Bond. James Bond.

Taglines[edit]

  • Discover how James... became Bond.
  • A whisper of love. A whisper of hate.

Cast[edit]

2006
  • Daniel Craig - James Bond
  • Eva Green - Vesper Lynd
  • Mads Mikkelsen - Le Chiffre
  • Judi Dench - M
  • Giancarlo Giannini - Rene Mathis
  • Jesper Christensen - Mr. White
  • Jeffrey Wright - Felix Leiter

External links[edit]

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Le Chiffre
James Bond character
Mads Mikkelsen as Le Chiffre in the 2006 film Casino Royale
Created byIan Fleming
Portrayed by
  • Peter Lorre (1954)
  • Orson Welles (1967)
  • Mads Mikkelsen (2006)
In-universe information
GenderMale
OccupationPaymaster for the Syndicat des Ouvriers d'Alsace (novel)
Terrorist banker (film)
Affiliation
NationalityAlbanian
ClassificationVillain
HenchmenValenka

Le Chiffre (French: [lə ʃifʁ], 'The Cypher' or 'The Number') is a fictional character and the main antagonist of Ian Fleming's 1953 James Bond novel, Casino Royale.[2] On screen Le Chiffre has been portrayed by Peter Lorre in the 1954 television adaptation of the novel for CBS's Climax! television series, by Orson Welles in the 1967 spoof of the novel and Bond film series, and by Mads Mikkelsen in the 2006 film version of Fleming's novel.

Fleming based the character on occultist Aleister Crowley.[3]

Novel biography[edit]

Le Chiffre, alias 'Die Nummer', 'Mr. Number', 'Herr Ziffer' and other translations of 'The Number,' 'The Numeral,' 'The Figure,' 'The Cipher,' or 'The Code' in various languages, is the paymaster of the 'Syndicat des Ouvriers d'Alsace' (French for 'Alsatian Workmen's Union'), a SMERSH-controlled trade union.[4]

He is first encountered as an inmate of the Dachaudisplaced persons camp in the US zone of Germany in June 1945 and transferred to Alsace-Lorraine and Strasbourg three months later on a stateless passport. There he adopts the name Le Chiffre because as he claims, he is 'only a number on a passport'. Not much else is really known about Le Chiffre's background or where he comes from, except for educated guesses based on his description:

Height 5 ft. 8 in. Weight 18 stone.

Complexion very pale. Clean-shaven. Hair red- brown, 'en brosse.' Eyes very dark brown with whites showing all round iris. Small, rather feminine mouth. False teeth of expensive quality. Ears small, with large lobes, indicating some Jewish blood. Hands small, well-tended, hirsute. Feet small. Racially, subject is probably a mixture of Mediterranean with Prussian or Polish strains. Dresses well and meticulously, generally in dark double-breasted suits. Smokes incessantly Caporals, using a denicotinizing holder. At frequent intervals inhales from benzedrine inhaler. Voice soft and even. Bilingual in French and English. Good German. Traces of Marseillais accent. Smiles infrequently. Does not laugh.

Habits: Mostly expensive, but discreet. Large sexual appetites. Flagellant. Expert driver of fast cars. Adept with small arms and other forms of personal combat, including knives. Carries three Eversharp razor blades, in hatband, heel of left shoe, and cigarette case. Knowledge of

accountancy and mathematics. Fine gambler.

Peter Lorre as Le Chiffre in the 1954 TV adaption of Casino Royale.

In the novel, he makes a major investment in a string of brothels with money belonging to SMERSH. The investment fails after a bill is signed into law banning prostitution. Le Chiffre then goes to the casino Royale-les-Eaux in an attempt to replace his lost funds. MI6 sends Bond, an expert baccarat player, to the casino to bankrupt Le Chiffre and force him to take refuge with the British government and inform on SMERSH. Bond bests Le Chiffre in a game of Chemin de Fer, taking all of his money. Le Chiffre kidnaps Bond's love interest, Vesper Lynd, to lure Bond into a trap and get back his money. The trap works, and Le Chiffre tortures Bond to get him to give up the money. He is interrupted by a SMERSH agent, however, who shoots him between the eyes with a silencedTT pistol as punishment for losing the money.

Le Chiffre's death is seen by the Soviet government as an embarrassment, which in addition to the death and defeat of Mr. Big in Live and Let Die, leads to the events of From Russia, with Love.

Novel henchmen[edit]

  • Basil – bodyguard and martial arts expert who takes pleasure in roughing up Bond. He is later killed by a SMERSH agent.
  • Kratt – Le Chiffre's Corsican bodyguard who wields a walking-stick gun with which he threatens to cripple Bond at the gaming table. He is later killed by a SMERSH agent.

1967 film biography[edit]

Orson Welles as Le Chiffre in the 1967 film Casino Royale.

Le Chiffre is a secondary villain in the 1967 satire and appears in one of the few segments of the film actually adapted from Fleming's book. As in the novel, Le Chiffre is charged with recovering a large sum of money for SMERSH after he loses it at the baccarat table. He first attempts to raise the funds by holding an auction of embarrassing photographs of military and political leaders from China, the US and the USSR, but this is foiled by Sir James Bond's daughter, Mata Bond. With no other option, he returns to the baccarat table to try to win back the money. Later, he encounters baccarat Master Evelyn Tremble, who has been recruited by Bond to stop Le Chiffre from raising the money. Le Chiffre attempts to distract Tremble by performing elaborate magic tricks, but fails to prevent Tremble from winning. Afterwards, he arranges for Tremble to be kidnapped and subjects the agent to psychedelic torture in order to get back the money. The torture session is interrupted when his SMERSH masters, led by the film's main villain, Dr. Noah, shoot him dead.

2006 film biography[edit]

In the 2006 film adaptation of Casino Royale, Le Chiffre is portrayed by Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen. Believed by MI6 to be Albanian and officially stateless, Le Chiffre is a private banker who finances international terrorism. M implies that Le Chiffre conspired with al-Qaeda in orchestrating 9/11, or at least deliberately profiteered from the attacks by short selling large quantities of airline stocks beforehand. In the video game version of Quantum of Solace, it is said that his birth name is 'Jean Duran', in the MI6 mission briefings. A mathematical genius and a chessprodigy, his abilities enable him to earn large sums of money on games of chance and probabilities, and he likes to show off by playing poker. He suffers from haemolacria, which causes him to weep blood out of a damaged vessel in his left eye. As in Fleming's novel, he dresses in immaculate black suits and uses a Salbutamol inhaler, here plated with platinum.

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At the start of the movie, Le Chiffre is contacted by Mr. White, a representative of an elite criminal organisation later revealed to be Quantum (and, later still, Spectre). White introduces Steven Obanno, a leader of the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, to Le Chiffre, and arranges to launder several briefcases of money for Obanno. Le Chiffre invests the money along with his other creditors' funds into the aircraft manufacturer SkyFleet. Though SkyFleet's shares have been skyrocketing in wake of a new aircraft they are rolling out, Le Chiffre plans to short the company by purchasing put options, and ordering the destruction of the company's new prototype airliner, set to make its first flight out of Miami International Airport. Bond intervenes and foils the plan by killing Le Chiffre's first contractor for the job, as well as the backup contractor Le Chiffre hires to take his place.[5]

The failure of his scheme causes Le Chiffre to lose over $100 million. He sets up and enters a high-stakes Texas hold 'em tournament at Casino Royale in Montenegro in an attempt to recoup his losses before his clients find out that their money has been misappropriated and seek revenge against him. Bond is sent to make sure that Le Chiffre does not win back the money, hoping to force him to turn to MI6 for asylum in exchange for information on his creditors and employers. An accountant from HM Treasury, Vesper Lynd, is sent to accompany Bond to make sure the money is used properly.

During the tournament, an irate Obanno and his lieutenant break into Le Chiffre's hotel room, restrain his girlfriend Valenka, and strangle him with a cord. Le Chiffre asks for, and is granted one last chance to win their money back. He offers not one word of objection to Obanno's feigned amputation of Valenka's arm, leading the ruthless warlord to advise her to find a new partner. As Obanno leaves the room, his bodyguard spots Bond and Vesper in the hallway, and hears Valenka's cries coming from Bond's earpiece. Bond kills the bodyguard by throwing him over a railing, then chokes Obanno to death with Vesper's assistance after relieving Obanno of his machete. Rene Mathis arranges the blame to be placed on Le Chiffre's bodyguard Leo by planting the bodies in the trunk of Leo's car.

On the second day of the tournament, Le Chiffre initially outwits and bankrupts Bond, who cannot get additional funding approved by Vesper. However, Felix Leiter, a CIA agent sent to participate in the game, also in hopes of bankrupting Le Chiffre, agrees to bankroll Bond, on the condition that CIA is allowed to take Le Chiffre in afterwards. Desperate, Le Chiffre has Valenka spike Bond's drink. Bond almost dies, but, thanks to an antitoxin kit in his car, a defibrillator, and Vesper's timely interference, he is revived at the last moment and returns to the game. During the final round, Le Chiffre's full house bests the hands of the two players preceding him, but loses to Bond's straight flush.[6]

Le Chiffre kidnaps Vesper, forcing Bond to give chase, and leads him straight into a trap. Le Chiffre leaves Vesper, bound at the feet and hands, in the middle of the road, and Bond is forced to swerve to avoid hitting her and crashes his car.

Semiconscious, Bond is stripped naked and bound to a chair with the seat removed. Le Chiffre proceeds to whip Bond in the testicles repeatedly with the knotted end of a ship's lanyard, each time demanding the password for the account into which the tournament winnings will be transferred. Bond refuses to give in, telling him that no matter what torture he is subjected to, he will not give up the password and that Le Chiffre's clients will find and kill him. Bond also asserts that if Le Chiffre kills him, no hiding place will be safe. Le Chiffre counters that the information he can give to MI6 will be enough for them to grant him sanctuary even if he does kill Bond and Vesper. When Bond continues to defy him, Le Chiffre brandishes a knife and prepares to castrate him, only to be interrupted by the sound of gunfire outside. Mr. White enters the room with a pistol in hand, having just killed Valenka and Kratt; Le Chiffre pleads for his life and promises to recover the lost funds, but White rejects the offer and kills him. To date, he is the only main Bond villain to die before the film's final act.

Le Chiffre is mentioned in the direct sequel, Quantum of Solace and is also seen in a background image inside MI6.

In Spectre, it is revealed that he was an associate of the titular criminal organization and its leader, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Blofeld states that Bond's interference in his world led him to destroy Bond's, and that it was no coincidence that all the women in his life ended up dead. The implication is that because Bond foiled Le Chiffre's short-selling scheme, Dominic Greene's Tierra Project, and Raoul Silva's cyber-attack on MI6, he indirectly caused the deaths of Vesper Lynd, Strawberry Fields, Sevérine, and M.

Appearances[edit]

Eon films[edit]

Casino
  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Quantum of Solace (2008) – mentioned/seen in a photograph only
  • Spectre (2015) – mentioned/seen in archive footage and a photograph only

Non-Eon productions[edit]

  • 'Casino Royale' (a CBS television adaptation for the TV series Climax!, 1954)
  • Casino Royale (a Columbia Pictures release, 1967)

2006 film henchmen[edit]

Daniel Craig Casino Royale

  • Alex Dimitrios – stabbed by Bond with his own knife
  • Carlos Nikolic – accidentally blew himself up, courtesy of Bond
  • Mollaka – shot by Bond
  • Leo – arrested
  • Bobbie
  • Jochum
  • Kratt – shot by Mr. White
  • Valenka – shot by Mr. White
  • General Grafin von Wallenstein
  • Madame Wu
  • Sheriff Tomelli
  • Lionel
  • Ison

Casino Royale 2006 Wikipedia

See also[edit]

Casino Royale 2006 Movie Wiki

Notes[edit]

  1. ^Breznican, Anthony (4 April 2008). 'James Bond series takes a 'Quantum' leap'. USA Today. McLean, Virginia: Gannett Company. Retrieved 4 April 2008.
  2. ^Black, Jeremy (2005). The Politics of James Bond: From Fleming's Novels to the Big Screen. U of Nebraska Press. p. 6. ISBN978-0-8032-6240-9.
  3. ^Macintyre, Ben (5 April 2008). 'Was Ian Fleming the real 007?'. The Times. London, England: News UK. Retrieved 8 April 2008.
  4. ^Black, Jeremy (2005). The Politics of James Bond: From Fleming's Novels to the Big Screen. U of Nebraska Press. p. 6. ISBN978-0-8032-6240-9. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  5. ^Cawthorne, Nigel (2012). A Brief Guide to James Bond. Little, Brown Book Group. ISBN978-1-84901-829-6.
  6. ^DeMichael, Tom (2012). James Bond FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Everyone's Favorite Superspy. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN978-1-4803-3786-2.
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