In 1993, the IRA member Collette is arrested in the London tube after leaving a bomb in the facility. MI-5 Agent Mac offers a deal to Collette to become an informer. She accepts the agreement to protect her son and in return Mac offers a new identity to her after a period working for the MI-5. Soon Mac learns that his superior Kate Fletcher is using Collette to protect her mole inside the Irish organization. Mac tries to find the identity of the informer and protect Collette. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rebecca Hall was the first choice to play Colette. See more »
When the car carrying the agents and Collette pulls up underneath an archway to bring her in for questioning, both rear car doors open and both agents and Collette get out. In the next shot, only the right rear car door is open and the agent on the right hand side is open and then Collette and the other agent get out. See more »
[to his sister following an assassination]
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With films like In The Name of the Father, Michael Collins, and Hunger, you really have to have a great film about the IRA to get attention. This film not only succeeds as a film that belongs with the others mentioned, but it is really an impressive film.
The lighting, scenery, costumes and photography, and background music all contribute to the film in a way that one expects of a great film about Britain in the 90s.
Andrea Riseborough (Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley), Domhnall Gleeson (Anna Karenina), David Wilmot (Intermission), and Brid Brennan (Dancing at Lughnasa) gave notable performances allowing us to really feel the personal dilemmas and betrayal they experienced.
Good espionage films tend to keep my interest, and this was edge-of-the- seat action.
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