WED­NES­DAY THE IN­FOR­MANT!

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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.

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