Hidden Gem: The Infiltrator (1995)

Yaron Svoray (Oliver Platt) is a Jewish freelance reporter who goes to Germany to write an article about neo-Nazism.

In a slight twist of fate, Yaron finds himself able to become a part of the neo-Nazi movement after he is arrested with a group of skinheads following a rally. The film is based on the book, “In Hitler’s Shadow” written by the real Svoray.

This little seen HBO cable movie is a gem and probably the best I can recollect on the subject of neo-Nazism. The film delivers a powerful message as Platt gives one of the best performances of his career.

Even if Platt doesn’t probably fit the role it is the story and his performance that makes up for a controversial casting.

What makes this movie so incredible is the way it allows an audience to see how hate and pure evil can affect even the most pure of men like Svoray.

It is shocking, brilliant and very hard to forget.

(3 out of 5)

So Says the Soothsayer.

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