INSIDER

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THE INSIDER

Michael Mann
USA, 1999
157min, OF

THE INSIDER

Michael Mann
USA, 1999
, 157min, OF

Cast: 
Al Pacino
Lowell Bergman
Russell Crowe
Dr. Jeffrey Wigand
Christopher Plummer
Mike Wallace
Diane Venora
Liane Wigand
Philip Baker Hall
Don Hewitt
Screenplay: 
Eric Roth
Michael Mann nach dem Artikel «The Man Who Knew Too Much» von Marie Brenner
Sound: 
Gregg Baxter
Gregory King
Camera: 
Dante Spinotti
Editor: 
William Goldenberg
David Rosenbloom
Paul Rubell
Composer: 
Pieter Bourke
David Darling
Lisa Gerrard
Graeme Revell
Arvo Pärt
Anouar Brahem
Jan Garbarek
Decoration: 
Brian Morris
Costume: 
Christopher Lawrence
Anna B. Sheppard

Production: 
Touchstone Pictures
World Sales: 
Buena Vista International 350 South Buena Vista Street Burbank, CA 91521, USA T 818 972 3590 F 818 953 9465
Distribution in Austria: 
Verleih in ÖsterreichConstantin FilmSiebensterngasse 371070 WienT 521 28 0, F 521 28 160
Format: 
35 mm
Color

There is no question that few filmmakers could fashion an engrossing thriller around the complex web of deceit which surrounds the modern tobacco industry, and fewer still could do so without recourse to easily discernible heroic central figures, pitiable victims or the reduction of the story to simple plot points. That Michael Mann has resisted the temptation to dumb down this material for The Insider reaffirms his position as one of the most important and intelligent directors currently working in mainstream cinema. He has created a tense psychological suspenser as complex and uncompromising as it is engaging and enthralling. It is, in short, a masterpiece, a brilliant dissection of recent US politics and the media. (Mark Kermode)