Ahead of its Irish cinema release on August 30th, The Rewind - Balls.ie’s pop culture wing - previews The Informer on this week's The Rewind Recommends podcast. The crime thriller stars the likes of Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike and Common, and on our latest show we fill you in on everything you need to know before you go to see it.
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Kinnaman plays the role of Pete Koslow, an ex-soldier who ends up in prison for his involvement in a fight while trying to protect his wife. He gets offered early release by becoming an informant for the FBI in their attempts to take down The General, the most powerful crime boss in New York. However, everything goes south when an undercover NYPD officer gets killed during a FBI sting and worse still, The General makes Koslow take the blame for it.
Now he's back in prison, The General is making him spearhead a drug operation, the FBI are insisting he goes along with it, while the NYPD are sniffing around trying to get to the bottom of what happened their cop.
The movie has an all-star cast, one of the world's best movie producers and an interesting backstory.