After escaping from the emotional and physical pain he previously encountered. Jason Bourne and his girlfriend Marie begin a new life as far away as possible. But when an assassination attempt on Bourne goes horribly wrong, Bourne must re-enter the life he wanted to leave behind, in order to find out the truth why they are still after him. —IMDb
Paul Greengrass (born 13 August 1955) is an English film director, screenwriter and former journalist. He specialises in dramatisations of real-life events and is known for his signature use of hand-held cameras.
Greengrass was born in Cheam, Surrey. His mother was a teacher and his father a river pilot and merchant seaman. He is the brother of noted English historian Mark Greengrass. Greengrass was educated at Westcourt Primary School, Gravesend Grammar School and Sevenoaks School and attended Queens’ College, Cambridge. In October 2012, he received an honorary degree from Kingston University in recognition of his ‘outstanding contribution to television and cinema’.
Early career in journalism
He first worked as a director in the 1980s, for the ITV current affairs programme World in Action; his investigation of timber-framed house construction has been cited as preventing its widespread adoption in England. At the same time he co… read more
Greengrass took the reins on the second entry in the series and certainly put story first, however just not as consistently exciting as the first entry. Supporting players well cast especially Joan Allen and Julia Stiles. Fight sequence between Damon and Csokas was one of the best choreographed sequences to come along in ages. Well shot by dp Wood but Greengrass' stamp was all over this one coming off 'United 93".
More gripping than its predecessor, "The Bourne Supremacy" offers two hours of genuine thrills. Handheld cinematography distracts at first, but once eyes adjust, it enhances the suspense of the impeccably plotted story. Movie gracefully interweaves Bourne's mission to confront his past and a conspiracy to take him out. Highlights include tense exchanges between Landy and Abbott and a climactic car chase in Moscow.