Smiley's people, directed by Thomas Alfredsson. Apparently he was up for a challenge because it was considered difficult (if not impossible) to surpass the BBC television series (starring Alec Guiness) from the late 70's.
I think he did a terrific job. I liked the movie a lot. Faithfull to Le Carre's original story and quite the opposite of a typical mindless Hollywood mainstream action movie, which no doubt it would have become if an American would have directed it.
But George Smiley was in good hands. Could it have been otherwise? After all three years ago Alfredsson directed 'Let The Right One In'. Magnificent. Brilliant. That movie simply blew me away. I went to see it 5 times!
The American remake didn't. Well....... I didn't even bother to see it. Quite pointless