Based on the book by Robert Mazur, a U.S. Customs special agent who in the 1980s helped bust Pablo Escobar’s money-laundering organisation by going undercover as corrupt businessman Bob Musella, THE INFILTRATOR is a stylish thriller that looks in to one of history’s most audacious stings, starring Golden Globe and Academy Award nominee Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) as Mazur.
Teamed with impulsive and streetwise fellow agent Emir Abreu (John Leguizamo - “Moulin Rouge”) and Kathy Ertz (Diane Kruger -“Inglourious Basterds”), a rookie undercover agent posing as his fiancé, Mazur befriends Escobar’s top lieutenant Roberto Alcaino (Benjamin Bratt - “Doctor Strange”). Navigating a vicious criminal network in which the slightest slip-up could cost him his life, Mazur risks it all building a case that leads to indictments of more than
100 drug lords and the corrupt bankers who cleaned their dirty money, along with the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, one of the largest money-laundering banks in the world.
Amidst the lavish excess of the 1980s, Robert Musella became a pivotal player for drug lords cleaning their dirty cash. He traded on mob connections, to become the confidant to scores of the international underworld and the bankers who enabled them. However, Robert Musella was, in fact, the undercover persona of Special Agent Robert Mazur: a
US customs official who went further than any before him. Laying his life on the line, he infiltrated the globe’s largest cartels and discovered just how deep into society their influence extended. Welcomed into an inner-circle of violence and corruption, Mazur found himself in the tight embrace of those he had promised to take down.
Based on the true story of a fearless undercover agent, The Infiltrator is a heart-stopping account of one of history’s most elaborate stings. The operation reeled in key players in a chain stretching all the way to Escobar. Their arrests would lead to the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International and shake the black economy to its core.
From Acclaimed American filmmaker Brad Furman (“The Lincoln Lawyer”), The Infiltrator is a thrilling and gripping watch. Also starring Yul Vazquez (“Captain Phillips”) Juliet Aubrey (“The Constant Gardener”), Elena Anaya (“Van Helsing”), Amy Ryan (“Birdman) Olympia Dukakis (“Moonstruck”), Rubén Ochandiano (“Broken Embraces”), Simón Andreu (“Die Another Day”), Joseph Gilgun (“This Is England”), and Daniel Mays (“Atonement”).
“An adrenaline soaked thriller”
– The Times
“Cranston is effortless in the Donnie Brasco-like role”
– Time Out
“Sneaky, deceptive, and completely mesmerising”
“If you liked Donnie Brasco, you’ll love this”
– Daily Star