Netflix: after Snowden, this intense thriller on the revelation of a scandal is a hit

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For the past few days, a Dutch action thriller has been a big hit on Netflix . Allowing us to follow the misadventures of a hacker who reveals sensitive information in broad daylight, the film is not without reminders. a certain Snowden !

Netflix: After Snowden, this intense thriller about the revelation of a scandal is a hit

A film about a “whistleblower”

On streaming platforms and more on Netflix, there is no shortage of programs. Documentaries, series… There's something for everyone. Today we are going to focus on the case of a film released on November 1, 2022 and which can be classified in the (long) list of thrillers offered on the platform. This time it's a Dutch feature film called The Takeover. 

Netflix: after Snowden, this intense thriller about the revelation of a scandal is a hit

For an hour and a half, it is in no way a story inspired by real events, even if the genre is a hit on Netflix. Officially anyway. Through its screenplay, this thriller inevitably makes us think of; the Edward Snowden case,this whistleblower having worked to the CIA and to the NSA and having decided to denounce the mass surveillance put in place by these agencies. The affair had moreover been adapted in the film Snowden with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Why such a parallel? We explain!

Netflix: After Snowden, this intense thriller about the revelation of a scandal is a hit

a short but intense thriller

In just 1h28, what can The Takeover, currently available on Netflix, tell us? ? In the official synopsis, we are introduced to the character of Mel Bandison, an “ethical hacker”. And for good reason, far from trying to harming others, she decides on the contrary to denounce in broad daylight what seems to be a plot: after having foiled unwittingly the plans of a large criminal organization,she is strangely accused of a murder she did not commit and prosecuted by Interpol.

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Fortunately for her, Mel can count on the help of her mysterious former mentor and Thomas Deen, a “one-night stand” train well despite him in a dark affair where investigation, action and chases in the streets of Rotterdam will succeed to; a frantic pace. If The Takeover does not receive only extremely glowing reviews, it remains nonetheless a good thriller that will undoubtedly entertain you for a while. party!