Focus Of The Week: Le Chiffre
Casino Royale’s poker playing villain
Distinguished by a facial scar and a derangement of the tear duct that causes him to weep blood, Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) provides private banking services for the world’s terrorists. After receiving a large investment from Obanno, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda, Le Chiffre plans to destroy a new Skyfleet plane. Bond foils the plot, causing Le Chiffre to lose over $100 million. To win back the money he organises a high stakes poker game at the Casino Royale in Montenegro but is beaten by Bond at the card table. Facing financial ruin he kidnaps and tortures Bond to obtain his account password. Before Le Chiffre can kill Bond, Mr White, a mysterious figure from the terrorist underworld, kills Le Chiffre.