Chris Hajian - The Infiltrator
“The Infiltrator”. The film stars Bryan Cranston and Diane Kruger. It is a high stakes thriller set in the 80’s, about Robert Mazur, a U.S. Customs agent who uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. The score is a very unique blend of 80’s synths, ambient textures mixed with a string section. It is a tension filled and very internal, emotional musical journey. The film saw a wide theatrical release on July, 13th 2016. Lakeshore Records released the full score. Hajian’s score received much critical acclaim.
Set amidst the lavish excess of the 1980s, "The Infiltrator" tells the story of Robert Mazur AKA Robert Musella, who became a pivotal player for drug lords cleaning their dirty cash. He traded on mob connections to become the confidant to scores of the international underworld, and the bankers who enabled them. Laying his life on the line, he infiltrated the globe’s largest cartels and discovered just how deep into society their influence extended. Based on the true story of a fearless undercover agent, "The Infiltrator" is a heart-stopping account of one of history’s most elaborate stings. The operation reeled in key players in a chain stretching all the way to Escobar. Their arrests would lead to the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, and shake the black economy to its core.