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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Silas Carson ...
Tariq Jordan ...
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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Director Hadi Hajaig's intention was to make a commercial thriller. See more »


When Ewan cuts the detonator wire with the knife he cuts both wires at once, this would short the wires through the blade and set the bomb off See more »


Ewan: [on a suspect who's on fire] Let him burn.
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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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