The Informant - Peter Bebjak - Czech Republic

The Informant (Czech Republic, 2020) by Eurochannel

The Informant


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Interview with Peter Bebjak

The Informant (Herec, 2020)
Czech Republic

Director: Peter Bebjak
Cast: Jan Cina, Jenovéfa Boková, Martin Finger
Genre: Drama, thriller
Seasons: 1
Episodes: 3
Length: 75’


The 1950s. Under the communist regime, a struggling actor joins the KGB as an informant to make ends meet. He quickly finds himself caught up in a dangerous web of deceit and treachery. Eurochannel premieres The Informant, a riveting thriller about how far a man can go to achieve his dreams and to survive!

Lanik is a young actor prone to love much quicker than he wants. His life is at a crossroads as he is struggling to find a job. Even getting into castings seems difficult. One day, the opportunity of his life presents when the Army’s Theatre Company gives him a chance. But there’s a catch, he will also have to join the secret police and inform on his closest ones.

With eye-catching photography that makes justice to the era, it is set in, The Informant delivers a story of deception and betrayal. This was a time of utter oppression when many young people had to choose like him: stand up to the totalitarian regime, adapt to it, or even actively
participate in it.

As Lanik aims to get a key role in an important theatrical production, the secret police pressure on him is ruthless. As his involvement and loyalty to the regime are put into question, Lanik has to decide between his life, his loved ones, and his family.

Eurochannel invites you to meet a young man struggling to come to terms with his dreams while facing the realities of selling his soul to the KGB.

Part 1

Lanik is a struggling actor. In hopes to get into good productions, he joins the Army's theatre company. There's a catch - he will also have to join the secret police.

Part 2

Lanik joins the ensemble of a Shakespeare production. He also has to decide between his role as an informant and the future of his loved ones.

Part 3

Sent to interrogation for the events with the Colonel, Lanik manages to escape torture and tries to meet his family. The plan is to escape to safety abroad.

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