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The Informant (1997)

R  |   |  Drama  |  2 January 1998 (Turkey)
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A young IRA member is forced to turn informant on his comrades when he is caught in an assassination attempt on a judge.

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Gingy McAnally
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Lt. David Ferris
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DCI Rennie
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Roisin McAnally
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IRA Chief
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Frankie Conroy
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Gary Lydon ...
Det. McDonough
Sean Kearns ...
Det. Prentice
B.J. Hogg ...
Constable Goss
Ciarán Fitzgerald ...
Gerard McAnally
Virginia Cole ...
Roisin's Ma
Gary Lammin ...
Cpl. Jones
James Gaddas ...
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A young IRA member is forced to turn informant on his comrades when he is caught in an assassination attempt on a judge.

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Taut and effective look at people trapped in their history
11 May 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I stumbled onto this on Showtime on a rainy night and expected little of it. To my surprise I was drawn into the plight of those trapped in the vicious stand-off of "The Troubles".

The movie conveys powerfully the oppressiveness of the weight of history that sustains the hatreds and the impossible dilemmas faced by people trying to navigate between the opposing forces.

The acting is generally excellent, particularly Maria Lennon as the wife torn between her husband and her loyalties. Anthony Brophy is superb as the trapped husband. The only weak link is Timothy Dalton who chews a bit too much of the scenery as the detective reeling in the unwilling informant.

The lengthy nude scene of Simone Bendix as Cary Elwes' lover is not "essential to the plot" but Simone is so stunning it would be churlish to complain.

Taut and effective. Give it a look.


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