The legend says only a Haddock is able to find the treasure... but it took a Rackham to get the job done!
~ Sakharine

Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine, more simply known as Sakharine, is the main antagonist of the 2011 Golden Globe winning film, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.

He is portrayed by Daniel Craig, who is well known for playing James Bond, and also played his ancestor, Red Rackham.


Sakharine is a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to obtain the treasure of the Unicorn from the bottom of the ocean, which he believes is property of his ancestor, Red Rackham, who was murdered by Sir Francis Haddock, the ancestor of Captain Haddock. Armed with a deadly sword concealed in his cane, a peregrine falcon for use, and thugs Tom and Allan by his side, Sakharine is willing to use any means necessary to find the treasure and lead Tintin and Haddock to their ultimate demise.


  • It must be noted that Sakharine is not a villain in the comic book The Secret of the Unicorn from which the film is adapted, in which he is merely a victim, whose exemplary of the Unicorn is stolen.
  • Sakharine's last name is a play on the word "Saccharine," which is a sugar additive for tea and coffee. Therefore, it is ironic that Captain Haddock calls Sakharine a "sour-faced man with a sugary name" and that Bianca Castafiore mispronounces his name as "Sugar-Additive." Although not stated in the books, Ivan Ivanovitch is a Serbian name.