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The East

A suspenseful and provocative espionage thriller from writer-director Zal Batmanglij and writer-actress Brit Marling (who previously collaborated on the acclaimed Sound of My Voice), The East stars Marling as former FBI agent Sarah Moss, who now works for an elite private intelligence firm that ruthlessly protects the interests of its A-list corporate clientele. Handpicked for a plum assignment by the company's head honcho Sharon (Patricia Clarkson), Sarah goes deep undercover to infiltrate The East, an elusive anarchist collective seeking revenge against major corporations guilty of covering up criminal activity. Determined, highly-trained and resourceful, Sarah soon ingratiates herself with the group. But after living closely with and forming attachments to the intensely committed members of the collective — including anarchists Benji (Alexander Skarsgård) and Izzy (Ellen Page) — Sarah finds herself torn between her two worlds, and awakens to the moral contradictions of her undercover life.



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FILM INFORMATION

Director: Zal Batmanglij
Cast: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page
Year: 2012
Runtime: 116 minutes
Country: USA
Language: English
Distributor: Fox Searchlight


Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR

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