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The Informer The Informer

One of the finest British films of the silent era - restored by the BFI National Archive One of the finest British films of the silent era - restored by the BFI National Archive
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Based on Liam O’Flaherty’s popular novel this gripping thriller is set amongst a group of revolutionaries in the newly independent Ireland of 1922. When one of their number, Francis, kills the chief of police he goes on a run. But when he returns to say goodbyes to his mother and former lover he is cruelly betrayed by his onetime friend, Gypo.

Newly restored by the BFI National Archive, with a new score from acclaimed violist/composer Garth Knox and premiered at the 2016 BFI London Film Festival, The Informer is one of the finest British films of the 1920s and deserves a place alongside other silent greats such as Blackmail, A Cottage on Dartmoor and Piccadilly.

This Dual Format Edition includes the silent version alongside the rare sound version produced at the same time.

Based on Liam O’Flaherty’s popular novel this gripping thriller is set amongst a group of revolutionaries in the newly independent Ireland of 1922. When one of their number, Francis, kills the chief of police he goes on a run. But when he returns to say goodbyes to his mother and former lover he is cruelly betrayed by his onetime friend, Gypo.

Newly restored by the BFI National Archive, with a new score from acclaimed violist/composer Garth Knox and premiered at the 2016 BFI London Film Festival, The Informer is one of the finest British films of the 1920s and deserves a place alongside other silent greats such as Blackmail, A Cottage on Dartmoor and Piccadilly.

This Dual Format Edition includes the silent version alongside the rare sound version produced at the same time.

Extras

Final extras still to be confirmed • Contains both the 1929 silent and sound versions • Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits • Other extras TBC

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Additional Info

SKU 5035673012420
Catalogue Number BFIB1242
Subtitle A film by Arthur Robinson
Product contents DVD/Blu-ray
Year 1929
Director Arthur Robinson
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries UK
Aspect ratio 4:3
Colour b/w
Sound Silent with music / sound
Subtitles English HOH
Language(s) English
Running time 101 Mins
DVD region 2
Certificate U

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