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Political thriller Scribe comes to UK cinemas & on-demand in July

16 June 2017

Arrow Films is proud to announce the theatrical release of the critically-acclaimed film Scribe in UK cinemas and on-demand from the 21st July. From first time feature director Thomas Kruithof, Scribe stars François Cluzet (Untouchable, Tell No One, Little White Lies) as the middle aged and financially struggling man who is looking for work two years after suffering a burn-out. He gets hired by a mysterious employer to transcribe phone tapped conversations, which propels him into the heart of a large-scale political plot and gets him trapped in the French secret services underworld.


A paranoid thriller in the spirit of ’70s pics such as Marathon Man and The Conversation, Scribe was originally inspired by the 1983-1984 Lebanon hostage crisis, in which three French people were kidnapped and their release was allegedly withheld by the French government so that it would benefit presidential candidate Jacques Chirac, who was then prime minister.

Jerry Whyte reviewed Scribe for Cine Outsider when it played at last year's London Film Festival and described it as a "taut, elegant and intelligent conspiracy thriller," while Variety called it, “A timely political thriller…told with edgy flair."

Scribe will be released in UK cinemas and on-demand on 21 July from Arrow Films.

Here's a trailer: