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THE INFORMANT <span>(2013)</span> artwork


Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 113

Release dates 24/08/2014, 25/04/2014

BBFCInsight very strong language, strong violence, drug references, sex

Genre(s) Drama, Crime

Director(s) Julien Leclercq

Cast includes Gilles Lellouche, Tahar Rahim, Riccardo Scamarcio, Raphaëlle Agogué, Mélanie Bernier, Phillipe Nahon, Aidan Devine

Summary In order to free his family from financial worries, Marc Duval (Gilles Lellouche), a Frenchman expatriated to Gibraltar, becomes a spy for French customs. From petty trafficking to shady cargo, he progressively wins the trust of Claudio Lanfredi (Riccardo Scamarcio), a powerful cocaine importer tied to the dangerous Columbian cartels. This in-depth immersion in the world of drug trafficking forces Marc to take increasing risks. But, as he rises in the cartel hierarchy, he also discovers easy money, temptation and a luxury lifestyle. Permanently living on a knife edge, only his lies keep him alive. When the English customs join the game to arrest Lanfredi, it becomes even more dangerous and Marc's family risks paying the price.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 15/04/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE INFORMANT is a French language drama based on a true story from 1987, about a man who works as an informant for the French customs.


There is one use of very strong language ('c**t') and 14 uses of strong language ('f**k').


Several scenes of strong bloody violence include shootings with bloody impacts and blood sprays.


The main theme of the film is drug trafficking. There are frequent references to drug trafficking, sight of drugs packages, and a scene showing traffickers lighting some cannabis resin to check its quality before criminals buy the product.


One sex scene briefly shows clear sight of a man kissing and about to suck on a woman's nipple.

There are some moderate sex references, threat and one use of discriminatory language.


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