Scribe

Screening Dates:
Mon 28 August 8:30pm
Wed 30 August 6:30pm

Director: Thomas Kruithof
Cast: François Cluzet, Denis Podalydès, Sami Bouajila, Simon Abkarian, Alba Rohrwacher, Philippe Résimont

In French with English subtitles

From first time feature director Thomas Kruithof, Scribe stars François Cluzet (Untouchable, Tell No One, Little White Lies) as the middle aged and financially struggling man who is looking for work two years after suffering a burn-out. He gets hired by a mysterious employer to transcribe phone taped conversations, which propels him into the heart of a large-scale political plot and gets him trapped in the French secret services underworld.

A paranoid thriller in the spirit of ’70s pics such as Marathon Man and The Conversation, Scribe was originally inspired by the 1983-1984 Lebanon hostage crisis, in which three French people were kidnapped and their release was allegedly withheld by the French government so that it would benefit presidential candidate Jacques Chirac, who was then prime minister.

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