I am a fan of Clive Owen to begin with, having seen him in a BBC series on PBS Mystery as a detective who is going blind, so when we saw the trailer for The International, I was interested. This came from Netflix, so it could be paused, which helps in such an intense movie.
The basic plot is this: there is an international bank which is buying arms and seeking to buy missile guidance systems. Clive is an Interpol agent, and he and another agent are investigating this situation when something happens .... (erases next bit to prevent spoiling movie).
It is a tale of obsession as much as it is of the vile nature of greed.