• 2016
  • Belgium / France
  • 1h 28min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Thomas Kruithof
  • Cast: François Cluzet, Denis Podalydès, Sami Bouajila
  • Language: French

The unemployed Duval is contacted by a mysterious organisation to transcribe intercepted calls. He accepts the job with no suspicions, since it restores stability to his life, but it will soon result in political shenanigans of all kinds. Respectable if overly derivative, Scribe has a slick-enough veneer, yet its retro stylings feel a little forced.

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17 Jul 20172 stars

François Cluzet is the star of a disappointing political thriller from Thomas Kruithof

Sporting the apprehensive air of a lesser Le Carré, Scribe (La mécanique de l'ombre) will appeal to fans of the author – to whom the story owes a debt – alongside admirers of the French Dustin Hoffman, François Cluzet. With echoes of Cluzet's work in…

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