Gay Talese is a bored journalist that centers himself in absurd stories under the guise of journalism to hide the fact he is in fact just as unfulfilled, perverted and egocentric as the voyeur.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
First of all, as a native Dutch speaker, Billy Howle's attempt at mimicking a Dutch accent was pretty excruciating to watch. Not to mention his 3 Dutch lines he had to deliver. That was definitely casting mistake number one for me. Number two being the choice of Tahar Rahim playing the role of cunning serial killer Charles Sobhraj, a man whose motives were influenced by his background as an Asian (Indian/Vietnamese) man with a distaste for white neo-imperial backpackers. Something…