In many ways it is quite strange that French director Julien Leclerq has not yet been snapped up by Luc Besson and the Europa machine, for if there is someone more capable of shooting the sort of glossy, technically impressive thrillers that Besson so loves than the director of Chrysalis
and The Assault
, I'm not sure who it is. But it's good news for us because what Leclerq loves more than slick visuals are morally ambiguous, intelligent scripts of the sort that Besson long ago jettisoned in favor of a whole lot of bang and crash. And up next for Leclerq is international thriller Gibraltar
, being shopped in the international market as The Informant
THE INFORMANT is the
extraordinary true story of ordinary Frenchman, Marc Fiévet,
moonlighting as a customs informant in Gibraltar. Caught up in a web of
political intrigue and illicit drug trade, Fiévet quickly becomes a pawn
in an international power play among drug lords and customs officials.
The first teaser for this one is freshly on the scene and while very much a tease it is also very much impressive. Gilles Lellouche and Tahar Rahim star. Take a look below.
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