Scribe 15 (S)

Scribe


A middle-aged man diligently and discreetly carries out a job transcribing private telephone calls - until one seems to end in murder - in this stylish thriller that recalls the heyday of 70s paranoid cinema classics.

Duval (François Cluzet) is offered a well-paid position within a 'security' firm to tape and transcribe private phone calls. But when one of them seems to result in a murder, Duval can no longer stay quiet, unaware that his mundane existence is about to be turned upside down. What unravels is a deadly conspiracy that leads all the way up to the upper echelons of French government...

A brilliant debut from director Thomas Kruithof, it pays homage to the classic paranoid political thrillers of the 1970s, whilst staying relevant to the spirit of today's volatile times...