DIRECTED by Steven Soderbergh (Erin Brokovich, Ocean’s Eleven) and starring Matt Damon (the Bourne trilogy), The Informant is based on the true story of the highest-ranking corporate whistleblower in American history.
Mark Whitacre (Damon), rising star at agri-industry giant ADM, suddenly turns whistleblower. As he exposes his company’s international price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, he envisages himself being hailed as a hero of the common man.
But the FBI need more evidence, so he eagerly wears a wire and carries a tape recorder, imagining himself a secret agent. Unfortunately for the FBI, their key witness hasn’t been quite as forthcoming about helping himself to the corporate coffers, and it becomes increasingly harder to decipher what is real and what is a product of Whitacre’s active imagination.
The Informant is showing at Harbour Lights Picturehouse this weekend.
Call 0871 704 2060 or visit picturehouses.co.uk.