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.


Critic Reviews for Scribe (La mécanique de l'ombre)

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A hard-up ex-accountant gets a mysterious new job transcribing taped phone conversations in this French political thriller.

Jul 18, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Suspense drives the (violent at times) plot and ultimately all the loose ends are satisfyingly tied up.

Oct 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The insularity and scaled-down political intrigue of Scribe limit its impact and is representative of a slightly misguided film trying too hard to be something it can't quite become.

Dec 27, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This is an intelligent, efficient 70's style thriller that weaves an inspired narrative fabric.

Nov 4, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

This stylish French political thriller has a strong sense of atmosphere, but fails to deliver on its initial promise.

Aug 26, 2017 | Rating: 5.3/10 | Full Review…

The film is intended as a screenplay and an atmospheric exercise that uses its characters as mere puppets in the hands of an invisible Leviathan. Hence, relations are established on a small scale. [Full review in Spanish]

Aug 15, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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