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Eye in the Sky (2015)

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Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Faisa Hassan ...
Fatima Mo'Allim
Aisha Takow ...
Alia Mo'Allim
Armaan Haggio ...
Musa Mo'Allim
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Bob Chappell ...
Simon Powell
Alex Gallafent ...
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Sergeant Mike Gleeson
Kate Liquorish ...
Female Sergeant
Richard Stephenson ...
Staff Sergeant
Gabriella Pinto ...
Female Corporal
Tylan Wray ...
Male Corporal
Hossain Dahir ...
Driver One
Mondé Sibisi ...
Muhammad Abdisalaam
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Colonel Katherine Powell is a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from "capture" to "kill." But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. Written by Bleecker Street

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Drama | Thriller | War

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Rated R for some violent images and language | See all certifications »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$113,803 (USA) (11 March 2016)

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$18,700,837 (USA) (15 July 2016)
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When asked at a screening of Eye in the Sky (2015) about working with Alan Rickman in the actor's final film role, Hood revealed that Rickman stayed on set for three or four days after shooting wrapped to attend the wrap party and individually thank the film crew for its dedication. See more »

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Although high-flying cameras can pan, tilt, & zoom; and they're stabilized; and they have very high resolution - they still suffer from poor detail due to atmospheric conditions like dust, clouds, and temperature differences in the air which make long shots (like 20,000 feet) fuzzier than shown. See more »

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Lt. General Frank Benson: Never tell a soldier that he does not know the cost of war.
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Nude Dancing
Written by G. Previtera / Paul Hepker (as P. Hepker)
Performed by Zelig
Featuring Abashante
Courtesy of Kekila Music
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A great examination of moral reasoning and ethical decision-making!
12 September 2015 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Eye in the Sky" is an excellent examination of ethical decision-making and action within the complexity of the military and government structures. Explored through a complex ethical scenario, this work is illustrative of many important aspects of the process (such as moral sensitivity in military and government, moral reasoning, motivation, character, ...) as they are portrayed and examined through the decisions, judgements and actions of the various participants and stakeholders. This movie is very well paced and is supported by a stunning cast! The action scenes really make this into a thriller. Great to have Gavin Hood return to TIFF with this excellent work, ten years after "Tsotsi" made a splash here in Toronto!


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