In the movie "From Paris with love", why is James swapping car plates, in an illegal manner? That is his task, until he gets promoted to work with C. Wax (John Travolta bald version).
I thought that he is helping some illegal guys to escape - you know just like the bad guys change their car plates after a robbery, in order to disappear.
However, it is evident that he does it on the sly (since he is hiding from the car's passengers).
So, what is the purpose of swapping car plates without the owner's knowledge?
See the Youtube Video with the speechless scene (timestamp marked), until the 6th minute - the German dialog preceding the scene is irrelevant.