The Informer

Liam O’Flaherty’s story of personal betrayal — newly restored by the BFI National Archive — is a silent proto film noir.

The Informer (1929)

The Informer (1929)

The 1929 adaptation of Liam O Flaherty’s The Informer has all the hallmarks of a classic film noir, just a decade too early and an ocean away. Set in the revolutionary ferment of newly independent Ireland, this tale of personal betrayal is an impressively international affair. The BFI National Archive’s new restoration of this classic silent is presented with a new recorded score by Irish composer and violist Garth Knox.

Restoration supported by Matt Spick

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