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Cleanskin (2012)

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A British secret service agent is faced with the task of pursuing and eliminating a British-born suicide bomber and his terrorist cell.

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Cleanskin: Ewan (Sean Bean) is a British Secret Service Agent faced with the task of pursuing and eliminating a British born Asian suicide bomber Ash (Abhin Galeya) and his terrorist cell, whilst Ash wrestles with his conscience and reflects on his journey to terrorism. Written by UKFS

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Fight fire with fire

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11 September 2012 (USA)  »

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Apostoli aftoktonias  »

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£2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The title "cleanskin" can have two different meanings. It can either refer to an undercover operative unknown to his intended targets, or it can refer to an extremist who is unknown to the security services as he or she has had no previous convictions. See more »

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During the kitchen fight scene after Ewan is hit with the fire extinguisher while Ash is getting up his stunt back protector is clearly visible. In the next shot it is gone. See more »

Quotes

Ewan: I fought over there, to stop this from happening here
[pause]
Ewan: again. Didn't stop, they're not going to stop, neither will I. I'm going to find everyone of them, and send them to the death they pray for.
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Features Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) See more »

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Over U
Words and Music by Tom Parsons and Kier Scales
Copyright Control
Performed by Kat Williams
Courtesy of Tak Records
Under license from Tom Parsons and Kier Scales
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Sean Bean nails it!
18 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For me, Sean (aka 'Ewan') puts on a fantastic performance, in a film where I was also very impressed with Peter Polycarpou (aka 'Nabil'). The romance between Ash and Kate felt very believable, not all actors/actresses can pull this job off.

It was a film that touches on a very serious subject, so for all you rom-com addicts, prob not one for you, lol! However, although a serious topic, you'll find some light hearted humour in parts of the film.

Have already recommended to friends and family, purchased on DVD myself, so go and watch too if you already haven't.

Overall, a great watch with some excellent action shots and twists and turns throughout.


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