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The Informant
The Informant “A Frenchman desperate to make
  money to save his business, look after
  his family and protect his lifestyle is
  offered a chance to increase his
  earnings substantially in a seemingly-
  legitimate way — but there’s a catch
  that will cost him dearly, jeopardising
  the lives of those closest to him in this
  thriller inspired by true events..
.”

RISKING ALL FOR THE SAKE OF HIS FAMILY, Marc Duval (Gilles Lellouche: Mesrine: Killer Instinct; Little White Lies; Tell No-One) enters into a dangerous agreement with French Customs to be a paid informant who infiltrates drug smuggling rings in order to save himself and his family from financial ruin.

A French expatriate living in Gibraltar in 1987, he lives over his café bar close to the harbour with his wife Clara (Raphaëlle Agogué) and baby daughter and enjoys sailing in his boat. But his life is far from idyllic. He is desperate for money and bankruptcy is looming as he returns to France to bring his sister Cécile (Mélanie Bernier), who is in an abusive relationship, to live with him.

Compulsive
and nerve-wracking
real-life thriller
about an informant for
French Customs
played and betrayed
by the government
he believed
he could trust
...”
A friend puts him in touch with Redjani Belimane (Tahar Rahmin), who offers him a way out of his financial problems by working under cover for French Customs; but although it all seems legal and he is promised protection, Marc is putting his and his family's lives and wellbeing in grave danger.

As he exposes petty smuggling operations and takes increasing risks, Marc slides deeper into the murky world of drug trafficking with its easy money, temptations and the lure of a luxury lifestyle; finally winning the trust of powerful cocaine importer Claudio Lanfredi (Riccardo Scamarcio: Loose Cannons), who works with the notorious Columbian cartels.

After a terrifying incident, Marc realises he needs to protect his family from the backlash. Living on a knife-edge and trying to keep up with a tissue of lies, he falls foul of the system when the English, then Canadian, Customs become involved and things take a turn for the worse whereby he suffers a dreadful injustice at great personal cost.

Always lie; never betray this gripping crime thriller is inspired by true events. Also known as Gibraltar, it is based on the real-life Marc Fievet, who was betrayed by those he thought he could trust.

The Informant is compulsive and nerve-wracking as a man struggles first to make money for his family and then for justice. An exciting, thoroughly absorbing movie with well-paced tension.

The Informant also features: Aiden Devine as Bobby Sims; Joe Cobden as L'Agent Carlyle; Christopher McCabe as Liam; John Ralston as John Wexford; and Kahina Carina as Mme Belimane.

Music is by Clinton Shorter; Photography by Thierry Pouget and Mika Cotellon; Screenplay by Abdel Raouf Dafri, based on the book Gibraltar by Marc Fievet; Prouced by Dimitri Seznec and Julien Leclercq; Directed by Julien Leclercq.

* The Informant is released in the UK on DVD and Blu-ray, courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment, on 25 August 2014. Running Time: 111 Minutes| Catalogue Number: DVD KAL8360; Blu-ray KAL8361 | RRP: DVD £15.99; Blu-ray £17.99.

"The Informant is compulsive and nerve-wracking as a man struggles first to make money for his family and then for justice. An exciting, thoroughly absorbing movie with well-paced tension"
Maggie Woods