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The Infiltrator (1995)

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

Director:

John Mackenzie

Writers:

Yaron Svoray (book), Nick Taylor (book) | 3 more credits »
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Platt ... Yaron Svoray
Arliss Howard ... Ricky Eaton
Tony Haygarth ... Gunther Fischer
Michael Byrne ... Dieter Creutz
Julian Glover ... Bielert
George Jackos George Jackos ... Kadir
Alex Kingston ... Anna
Jonny Phillips ... Mahlich (as Jonathan Phillips)
Peter Riegert ... Rabbi Cooper
Alan King ... Rabbi Hier
Colin Stinton ... Aaron Breitbart
Anne Reid ... Ingrid Fischer
Christian Redl ... Rheindorf
Werner Dissel Werner Dissel ... Otto
Bernd Michael Lade Bernd Michael Lade ... Max (as Michael Lade)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal racially-motivated violence, and for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

24 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dans le sillon d'Hitler See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White (some sequences)| Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Julian Glover and Michael Byrne had worked together, both playing Nazis, in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade six years previously. See more »

Quotes

Mahlich: [as skinhead, with malice] I am one of thousands, millions.
Yaron: [as Jew, with pride] Me too.
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Excellent true story - even for a made for TV movie
28 March 2006 | by CwS-2See all my reviews

I'm not sure why the other reviewer found the movie so hard to believe as it is a true story based off of Yaron Svoray's life and his book, "In Hitler's Shadow". Yaron is an undercover writer who was able to 'infiltrate' a Nazi party and have them believe he is writing to support their cause. Working with the Simon Wiesenthal Center they attempt to setup Nazis in order to give concrete proof to the German government that the groups exist and who their leaders are.

The acting was superb, and Oliver Platt, as usual, delivered a genuine performance. You truly felt for the characters in the movie. The movie did a great job of showing the Nazi influence in all levels of the public and government. They made it a point to show that not all Germans are Nazis with a few German citizens criticizing the Nazis in public. The movie shows the situation from all sides (Nazi, Jew, immigrants, etc) without trying to hide facts or issues.

There are several lessons to be learned from a well done movie like this, I wouldn't want to ruin it for everyone, see the movie, its well worth a rental.


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