SCRIBE [BELGIUM, FRANCE], THU 12 OCTOBER, 8PM

By December 16, 2016Homepage, Season 17 films

Some things cannot be unheard.

Duval (François Cluzet – The Intouchables, Little White Lies) is a recovering alcoholic struggling to find a job. One day, the mysterious Clement (Denis Podalydès) offers him a high-paying job transcribing tape recordings. After taking up the unusual offer, Duval quickly finds himself in morally and legally dubious territory. He reluctantly becomes embroiled in a shadowy world of paranoia, political scandal, and ultimately violence.

Embracing the spirit of 1970s conspiracy thrillers like The Conversation, Scribe is a taut, moody thriller that feels endearingly old school. From the mysterious setup to the life-or-death climax, this is an affectionate homage that also updates the classics to reflect the seedy underbelly of modern politics.

LA MÉCANIQUE DE L’OMBRE | France, 2016 | Language: French | 88 minutes | Cert: CLUB

Director: Thomas Kruithof

Cast: François Cluzet, Denis Podalydès, Sami Bouajila

A short Irish film, January Hymn [12 minutes], will be shown before the feature. A reflection on the intangible experience of grief, January Hymn sees Clara return home for the first anniversary of her father’s death.  Director: Katherine Canty