Loved the book and the original BBC adaptation of the story by John le Carre but found the film remake totally dissapointing, stellar cast but terrible direction and the only thing that saved it for me was this beautiful, haunting soundtrack. There is a running motif through all the pieces using a spanish guitar which I have not been able to get out of my head! the soundtrack is evocative and haunting, bitter sweet, jazzy and I have been listening to it solidly for 3 days now! in fact , I even want to sit through the film again just to experience the beauty of it :)
If you saw the film and even quite liked the soundtrack, buy it and play it in the car and you will be swept away.