WEDNESDAY THE INFORMANT!
7.30PM, 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. viewers’ affections, and remains there. Filmed in the war-ravaged nation of Laos by Australian filmmaker Kim Mourdant, this is the story of a young lad named Ahlo (Sitthiphon Disamoe). A resourceful child, Ahlo was born a twin, a status which has cast a long shadow over his short life (in Laotian culture, it is believed one twin is good and the other is evil). This one little boy must prove the fates wrong, and TheRocket offers an irresistible ground-level view of the mountainous quest before him. work its devastating wonders upon an unsuspecting audience. Stars James McAvoy and Keira Knightley.