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Scribe (La mécanique de l'ombre) (2017)



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Two years after a burn-out, Duval is still unemployed. Contacted by an enigmatic businessman, he is offered a simple and well-paid job: transcribing telephone tapping. Duval accepts financially without questioning the purpose of the organization that employs him. Precipitated at the heart of a political plot, he must face the brutal mechanics of the underground world of the secret services.


Sami Bouajila
as Labarthe
Bruno Georis
as Le bras droit de Labarthe
Olivier Bony
as Le voisin
Bernard Eylenbosch
as L'homme de main
Alexia Depicker
as La responsable RH
Nader Farman
as Al-Shamikh
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Critic Reviews for Scribe (La mécanique de l'ombre)

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (7)

Assiduously controlled and impeccably played, this cunningly convoluted thriller keeps both the protagonist and the viewer guessing until the slickly cynical climax.

July 24, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The ominous chill of the sound design and decent work from an impressive cast help to create an atmosphere that sucks the very oxygen from the cinema as the tension mounts.

July 23, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Very little is memorable outside of the cinematography and sound design.

July 21, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A bit of style, but no substance.

July 21, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

[A] feeble French John le Carré knock-off.

July 20, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Scribe is an atmospheric but overwrought French conspiracy thriller.

July 19, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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