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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 (20) | Top Critics (1)

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

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

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

October 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.

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

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

November 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.

August 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]

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

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