Releasing Date: 30 August 2013 (USA)
Director: Courtney Solomon
Writers: Sean Finegan, Gregg Maxwell Parker
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Jon Voight, Selena Gomez
Watch informant movie it is based on a long article by Marie Brenner, entitled “The Man Who Knew Too Much ” and published in 1996 in Vanity Fair, The informant tells the story of an executive who, after being fired from the Brown & Williamson tobacco decides to reveal the truth about the cigarette industry in the United States in the famous TV show 60 minutes.
While the testimony of Jeffrey Wigand became the biggest blow ever against American tobacco companies. The film directed by Michael Mann (Collateral, Public Enemy) focuses on the conflicts of conscience of its two main characters: the informant and the journalist. Among them is brought an ethical relationship of confidence that will be tested by the pressures to which both are subjected, both by Brown & Williamson on CBS.
One of the greatest successes of Mann is presenting a gray heroes, ordinary men in extreme situations, that convictions are not purely driven by emotions but also more difficult to define in moral terms: fear, revenge, anger, pride. The decision to testify Wigand is costing your home, your family, your prestige and social position. Through the visual orchestration of internal tense moments of the character, Mann seems to say ” this is a conscience: a whirlwind “.
The film was one of the major candidates for the 1999 Oscars. He aspired to seven statuettes – in items Best Picture, Best Director, Best Lead Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Sound, but did not win any. Lost to films that, for various reasons, went down in history: American Beauty and The Matrix.
Beyond Hollywood ‘s opinions and not in theaters grossed 90 million dollars from its budget , the informant is still a great film 12 years after its premiere on the big screen . Besides taking the time to tell a story in which they are involved multinational, state agencies and the judiciary, Mann knows to load this time with a dramatic sense visible in every scene. Movie had good reviews, hope people find interest in this film.