The Informers (2008)

Feature Film | Drama | USA | English | 1h38m
Dir: Gregor Jordan | Scr: Bret Easton Ellis & Nicholas Jarecki | Novel: Bret Easton Ellis | Ph: Petra Korner | Prod: Noli McCool & Marco Weber | Mus: Christopher Young | Ed: Robert Brakey | PD: Cecilia Montiel | AD: Nick Ralbovsky | Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Winona Ryder, Jon Foster, Amber Heard, Rhys Ifans, Chris Isaak, Austin Nichols, Lou Taylor Pucci, Mel Raido, Brad Renfro, Theo Rossi, Cameron Goodman

Whilst AIDS slowly begins to take its toll in the background, the empty, hedonistic lives of a group of wealthy Los Angelenos intertwine in debauched detail, in Jordan’s haunting take on Brett Easton Ellis’s eviscerating 1980s-set novel. Though almost universally panned, the film proves a surprisingly powerful one, full of impotent rage and ghostly decadence, caught almost perfectly by a raft of remarkably well-pitched performances.