Atomic Blonde Charlize Theron, director David Leitch John Wick
Charlize Theron makes out with Sofia Boutella

Atomic Blonde is the latest masterpiece from director David Leitch, and it’s a star-studded affair. As director of two John Wick movies, Leitch showcases his handle on the action-thriller genre. Charlize Theron takes the starring role in the film, which also features James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, and Til Schweiger. Timepieces from Carl F. Bucherer also play a starring role in the movie, continuing the Swiss watch manufacturer’s involvement with the movie industry.

Graphic novel ‘The Coldest City’

The film is based on Antony Johnston and Sam Hart’s 2012 graphic novel The Coldest City, published by Oni Press, which revolves around a spy who has to find a list of double agents who are being smuggled into the West. The movie releases in South Africa on 25 August, 2017.

Here Broughton, played by Theron, has been tasked with an important assignment – and she is ready to do anything to complete it in a suspenseful and deadly game of chess. Sensual, exciting and thrilling: Atomic Blonde shows that director David Leitch is completely in his element when directing an action movie.

The movie premiere saw the red carpet rolled out at a theatre in Potsdamer Platz, Berlin. It’s no coincidence that Berlin was chosen as the venue for the premiere – the spy thriller’s action unfolds in the streets of the German capital in 1989. Theron was among the Hollywood stars who attended.

With Leitch as director and Swiss actor Daniel Bernhardt as the villain, this latest Hollywood action thriller boasts two Carl F. Bucherer brand ambassadors in key roles. Watches from the Lucerne-based brand also play an important role – but you’ll have to watch the movie to find out more details. Among the highlights, a watchmaker’s bench appeared on the red carpet, where a Carl F. Bucherer watchmaker offered insights into this traditional craft. The connection between the world of cinema and the world of watchmaking runs much deeper than this event.

What: Atomic Blonde
Release date South Africa: 25 August, 2017