The Report

Scott Z. Burns, USA 2019, 119’
Polish premiere
The Lighthouse The Two Popes

A suspenseful political thriller that takes a behind-the-scenes look at some of the CIA’s controversial activities following the attacks on the World Trade Center. Everything starts, however, with one man. In this case, the whistleblower is Daniel Jones (Adam Driver), a young intern who is given the task of examining the situation and preparing a report on the issue for the U.S. Senate. It’s no easy task—he has to read and analyze tons of documents, photos, and recordings, most of which are classified or were even deliberately destroyed. It took Jones and his small team five long years to reach the truth, and the answers leave no doubt: So-called enhanced interrogation techniques provided virtually no benefit to the U.S. special services. Fast-paced action, terrific acting, and a very topical subject are the quintessence of this film by Scott Z. Burns, a man who has worked regularly with Steven Soderbergh. The Report is something like a horror written by Aaron Sorkin. Following its premiere at the Sundance Festival, Film Inquiry wrote that The Report reaffirms the notion that one person can still make a difference.

Magdalena Maksimiuk

Scott Z. Burns

Born in Minnesota in 1962, Scott Z. Burns is a screenwriter, producer, and director. He has written screenplays for (and also produced) several of Steven Soderbergh’s films, including Contagion, Side Effects, The Informant, and The Laundromat. He was nominated for a BAFTA award for his screenplay for The Bourne Ultimatum by Paul Greengrass. He started his career in the advertising industry, and he was a member of the team responsible for the famous Got Milk? campaign.


2006 Połowiczny rozpad Timofieja Bierezina / The Half Life of Timofey Berezin

2008 Don’t I Know You (short)

2008 What We Take from Each Other (short)

2013 Sex Scientists (short)

2018 The View From Here (TV mini-series)

2019 Raport / The Report

Cast & Crew

director Scott Z. Burns
screenplay Scott Z. Burns
cinematography Eigil Bryld
editing Greg O’Bryant
music David Wingo
cast Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Corey Stoll
producer Scott Z. Burns, Jennifer Fox, Danny Gabai, Eddy Moretti, Kerry Orent, Steven Soderbergh, Michael Sugar
production Topic Studios, Margin of Error, Unbranded Pictures, Vice Media
sales Amazon
language English
coloration colour
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