We’re clearly living in a day and age where discrimination and intolerance are still able to breed, and unfortunately, the idea of white supremacy isn’t something that’s solely left to the past. The new film Imperium showcases how neo-Nazi groups are still alive in America and clearly dangerous.
The fact that it’s a product of the silver screen doesn’t mean that it’s born out of imagination or sensationalism. Actually, the upcoming thriller is based on the real-life experiences of Michael German, an undercover FBI agent who spent years infiltrating the country’s most dangerous nativist groups. After uncovering and exposing them, German, who co-wrote the script with director Daniel Ragussis, went on to write the book Thinking Like a Terrorist: Insights of a Former FBI Undercover Agent.
Imperium finds Daniel Radcliffe in what may be his most compelling performance yet, as a young and eager FBI agent Nate Foster. He goes undercover to a neo-Nazi group and uncovers that they are planning a large-scale terrorist attack. With only his assigning officer (played by Toni Collette) looking out for him, he must find a way to stop the group before they wreak total havoc.
Imperium will be released in theaters and on demand August 19.