Christoph Waltz received his first Oscar for his diabolical role in “Inglourious Basterds”. His style of play in the new Amazon series “The Consultant” now seems to take a similar stance, as the trailer suggests.
Okay, okay, of course a management consultant cannot be compared to a Nazi. It’s not even about the character itself, but rather the fervor and diabolical nature with which Christoph Waltz embodies his villains. In that regard, the two-time Oscar winner (for “Inglourious Basterds” and “Django Unchained”) exudes quite a few Hans Landa vibes in the trailer for the Amazon thriller series “The Consultant”.
Similar to his Oscar-winning role as a World War II butcher, Christoph Waltz also stars as Regus Patoff in the adaptation of Bentley Little’s critically acclaimed novel The Counselor, as a man who puts on a buddy facade just to be even more ruthless in his actions. if the character’s exact motives and goals remain unclear at first. That seems eccentric and menacing – with Regus Patoff, Christoph Waltz seems to have grabbed another leading role in which he can play wonderfully mean. But what is ‘The Advisor’ about?
The Story of “The Adviser”
After the IT company CompWare finds itself in financial trouble due to a failed merger, the enigmatic management consultant Regus Patoff (Christoph Waltz) must put the company to the test and, if necessary, go to any lengths to get it back on track. on his feet. While the employees (including “Death Note” star Nat Wolff) fear for their jobs – for good reason – Patoff embarks on increasingly bizarre and radical methods that put him in ever greater power in the company and soon cast doubt on the true intentions of the advisor…
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You can find out what these consist of and just how mean Christoph Waltz as Regus Patoff really is this week – and, unlike many of Amazon‘s own productions of the recent past, with a full season: All eight episodes of The Consultant’s first season will be released on February 24, 2023 Amazon Prime Video. You can also watch the trailer for the series written by “Servant” creator Tony Basgallop in the original English below:
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