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The Infiltrator (1995)

A freelancer reporter goes undercover and joins a Neo-Nazi hate group.

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Yaron Svoray
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Ricky Eaton
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Gunther Fischer
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Dieter Creutz
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Bielert
George Jackos ...
Kadir
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Anna
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Mahlich (as Jonathan Phillips)
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Rabbi Cooper
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Rabbi Hier
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Aaron Breitbart
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Ingrid Fischer
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Rheindorf
Werner Dissel ...
Otto
Bernd Michael Lade ...
Max (as Michael Lade)
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Yaron Svoray is a Jewish freelance reporter who goes to Germany to write an article about neonazism. While visiting a Turkish refugee camp a gang of skinheads attack. When the police arrive, he is mistakenly arrested which gives the skinheads the impression that he is a sympathiser for the Nazi cause. Yaron sees the opportunity and slowly infiltrates the group. He is appalled and disgusted by what he sees, but he's determined to dig deeper. Yaron discovers that the Nazism runs deeper and is more powerful than he ever could have imagined. Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for brutal racially-motivated violence, and for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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24 June 1995 (USA)  »

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Mahlich: [as skinhead, with malice] I am one of thousands, millions.
Yaron: [as Jew, with pride] Me too.
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Passionate true account of journalist turned Nazi-Hunter.
25 April 1999 | by (Lucas Buck, NC) – See all my reviews

Based on the true story of Yaron Svoray, an Israeli freelance reporter living in the US. "The Infiltrator" recounts Svoray's infiltration of Nazi-sympathizers in Germany and beyond.

Oliver Platt plays Svoray, and does a good job in a very serious role. But Svoray's self-imposed mission, with the cooperation and support of the Wiesenthal Center is a Bunyonesques task, and, he is somewhat ill-equipped. If the film initially is to show us how direct exposure to the atrocities of Nazism might fuel unbridled fire within a person, Jewish or otherwise, then it fails in act one.

It's exposition regarding the state of Nazism today, is important, somewhat startling, and much more dramatic. That a Jewish reporter could infiltrate this infra-structure is somewhat unbelievable, but it serves to validate Svoray's passion.

All in all, the film struggles in no-man's land between documentary and thriller, battling to fill time between real life events. Curiously, actor Arliss Howard takes a major role as an Israeli agent-he will go on to play Mossad operative Peter Malkin in the bio-pic 'The Man Who Captured Eichmann (1996)".

Svoray's story is compelling, sadly the film gives us a less than satisfying conclusion. A worthwhile watch, nonetheless.


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