A state scandal (Under cover) of Thierry de Peretti (Les apaches, A Violent Life) is a political thriller that had its premiere at the San Sebastian Festival, within the Official Competition Section.
A state scandal It is based on the bookThe infiltrator: From the hunt for Chapo Guzmán to the French narcotics scandal”, written by journalists and researchers Hubert Avoine y Emmanuel Fansten.
It is carried out by Roschdy Zem (La chica del brazalete, Roubaix. A light), Vincent Lindon (Titane, The law of the market, La haine), Pio Marmai (Our life in Burgundy), Julie Moulier (Victoria’s Cases), Alexis Manenti (The Miserables) y Mylene Jampanoi (Laurence Anyways). It is based on the bookThe infiltrator: From the hunt for Chapo Guzmán to the French narcotics scandal”, written by journalists and researchers Hubert Avoine y Emmanuel Fansten.
October 2015. French customs agents seize seven tons of cannabis in the heart of the capital. On the same day, Hubert Antonie, a former mole with a cloudy past, contacts Stéphane Vilner, a journalist for Libération. He assures that he can prove the existence of a state drug trafficker led by Jacques Billard, a high-ranking French media figure and police officer.
Although initially suspicious, the young journalist eventually dives into the investigation, which leads him into the darkest corners of the Republic.
«The director continues his fascinating mission to reproduce the complexity of real life through a highly immersive filmic style and with a great deal of research» – CINEUROPE
“A well-acted and competent thriller that doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but expresses its ideas rigorously” – VARIETY
“With sober planning and moving the camera with careful elegance and parsimony, the filmmaker,(…), enters the world of journalistic investigation and places the viewer in the newsroom of a newspaper, where cameras do not usually enter” – OTHER EUROPE CINEMAS