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The East (2013)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  28 June 2013 (UK)
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An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

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A successful operative for an elite private intelligence firm is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations. Written by Anonymous

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Spy on us, we'll spy on you.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence, some disturbing images, sexual content and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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28 June 2013 (UK)  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$77,031 (USA) (31 May 2013)

Gross:

$2,268,296 (USA) (2 August 2013)
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Marling and Batmanglij, who co-wrote the screenplay, based it on their experiences in the summer of 2009 practicing freeganism and joining an anarchist collective. See more »

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Doc glues shut the cut on Sarah's arm without washing it out at all. See more »

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Luca: Since when do we turn away outlaws?
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Corporate America versus the Anarchists: Is anyone right?
19 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw this movie courtesy of the San Jose Camera Cinema Club. This is a well-acted, thought-provoking movie that asks many questions about the balance between the excesses of corporate America and the excesses of violent anarchist groups fighting against them. (Think Weather Underground and the SLA.) The protagonist is a young woman working for a top private security company in the Washington DC beltway on behalf of those corporations. She's assigned to infiltrate an anarchist group called "The East" to prevent damage to her company's corporate clients. The ensuing exposition of the anarchist group's actions ("jams") makes for a very suspenseful and credible movie with many plot twists and turns including the ending of the movie, which is diffused with the credits. Nothing is as it seems, just like a good spy movie ought to be. So go see the movie and don't leave until the credits finish rolling.


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