A French thriller stretched behind the scenes of the fight against drugs, freely adapted from a journalistic investigation.
After the intense North Bac, here is a new French thriller which tells the fight against drug trafficking, from the inside. This time, it is not in Marseille, but in Paris.
State Scandal Investigation takes us behind the scenes of French customs, with a shock cast: Roschdy Zem, Pio Marmaï, Julie Moulier, Valéria Bruni Tedeschi, Alexis Manenti, Mylène Jampanoï and Vincent Lindon.
This thriller directed by Thierry de Peretti will be released in theaters on February 9, 2022.
It is in fact a free and fictional adaptation of the true journalistic investigation of Emmanuel Fansten, formerly of Liberation, this year published “Trafics d’État: Investigation into the abuses of the fight against drugs”.
The official synopsis of the film State Scandal Investigation : “October 2015. French customs seized seven tonnes of cannabis in the heart of the capital. The same day, a former drug infiltrator, Hubert Antoine, contacted Stéphane Vilner, a young journalist at Liberation. He claimed to be able to demonstrate the existence of “State trafficking led by Jacques Billard, a high-ranking officer of the French police. At first suspicious, Stéphane ended up plunging into an investigation which will lead him to the darkest recesses of the Republic.”