In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Star Bryan Cranston, who cites The Conversation (1974), The French Connection (1971) and All the President's Men (1976) as personal reference points for The Infiltrator (2016), also warmed to the challenge of playing a man who leads two lives. "As his normal self, Bob Mazur [Robert Mazur] is this calm, committed family man to his two children and his wife," he said. "And then there's the character of this flamboyant businessman that Bob takes on for work. He flies private jets, goes to strip clubs and the best restaurants, drinks the best wines, plays the big shot, and then he puts all that aside and goes home to his middle-class life. I liked the challenge of blending those two things because it's hard enough when you have a regular job to balance home and neighborhood and relatives. In that sense I think Bob's very relatable, but then he has the added pressure from the dangerous work he does." See more »
Roberto, I am glad you are here. But there is a part of me that wishes you hadn't taken that risk.
Without family or friends what kinda world it is be. There will be no reason to be alive. Hmm? It's a good day.
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Written by Leonard Cohen & Sharon Robinson
Performed by Leonard Cohen
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Canada/SMI NY * Sharon Robinson Songs (ASCAP)
Administered by Wixen Music UK Ltd.
Published by Sony/ATV SOngs LLC See more »
"I think we've been doing this backward. We've been following the drugs to get to the bad guys. What if we chased the money?"
"The Infiltrator", starring Bryan Cranston, follows the fascinating tale of Robert Mazur, a U.S. Customs Agent who goes undercover in a drug cartel.
The stakes are extremely high. If Mazur's disguise isn't convincing, he will be brutally tortured and murdered. He, along with his two partners, have to deal with intelligent drug-lords, ruthless thugs, and shrewd businessmen. Watch as the trio concoct risky plans and false identities while avoiding the suspicion of their targets.
The severe tension is truly felt through the amazing performances. Cranston steals the show, while Diane Kruger, Benjamin Bratt, and Emir Areu are all top-notch. There are nerve-wracking moments where viewers sincerely fear for the characters' safety.
Overall, "The Infiltrator" is a riveting and complex movie with great direction and superb acting. If crime-dramas are your cup of tea, I highly recommend watching it.
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