Cleanskin (2012)

Not Rated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  11 September 2012 (USA)
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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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Glenn Wrage ...
Sgt. Glen Conlan


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


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

11 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amenaza terrorista  »

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£2,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Director Hadi Hajaig's intention was to make a commercial thriller. See more »


When Harry is leaving the Mayfair he is attaching the buttonhole to the left lapel. When he enters the street he is holding the buttonhole. Whilst being chauffeured to the next hotel he is trying to attach the buttonhole to the right lapel. When he reaches the new hotel the buttonhole is now on the left lapel. See more »


Ash: The American forefathers fought the British, beat them hands down, and now what are they? They're the biggest superpower on this planet. Why? Because violence is the supreme authority all authorities derive their power and legitimacy from. Law is completely irrelevant in the face of true force. That applies to any country.
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Words and Music by James Bay
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First class effort from Hadi Hajaig
5 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film really impressed me and far outweighed my expectations. A real quality thriller with some highly intelligent twists which will leave you thinking about the subject topic well after you've left the cinema. I understand the writer/producer spent a great deal of time researching some of the deeper issues of terrorism and at no point is this film afraid to deal with very topical and difficult issues. This film is going to start many a conversation following its release. I find it hard to understand how the film was made from such a slim budget. It's packed with effects, graphics, music, quality actors and is a very accomplished piece of work. This is a first class effort from Hadi Hajaig of the newly formed UK Film Studio which has really hit the mark for me. Most gripping film laced with edgy undertones that I have seen in a while - daring, exciting and compelling viewing.

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