WEDNESDAY THE INFORMANT!
8.30PM, FOXTEL MASTERPIECE ★★★★
If ever a film had the right to stick an exclamation mark at the end of its title, it is this mind-boggling true story of corporate malpractice. Matt Damon stars as Mark Whitacre, a high-paid exec who throws away a brilliant career to help the FBI expose a global price-fixing scam. As far as whistle-blowers go, Whitacre seems too good to be true. Therefore it pays to keep close tabs on what he tells the fed and what he keeps to himself. Director Steven Soderbergh (Erin Brockovich) initially frames it as a kooky satire, and it is wonderfully immersive when the truth finally emerges.