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Cleanskin (2012)

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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.

Director:

Hadi Hajaig

Writer:

Hadi Hajaig
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Ewan
Charlotte Rampling ... Charlotte
Abhin Galeya ... Ash
Tom Burke ... Mark
Tuppence Middleton ... Kate
Peter Polycarpou ... Nabil
Silas Carson ... Amin
James Fox ... Scott
Michelle Ryan ... Emma
Sam Douglas ... Harry
Tariq Jordan Tariq Jordan ... Paul
Chris Ryman ... Yussif
Glenn Wrage ... Sgt. Glen Conlan
Mens-Sana Tamakloe ... Ibrahim
Shivani Ghai ... Rena
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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


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amenaza terrorista See more »

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Budget:

£2,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

The UK Film Studio See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Over 150 extras were used in the bombing scene set in London's Borough Market. See more »

Goofs

(at around 46 mins) Ash is in a white van with his accomplice. Just after Ash says "follow them" the scene switches briefly to the side of the van. You can see the tripod, camera and crew in the reflection of the white van. See more »

Quotes

Nabil: In Afghanistan, we had to fight to earn respect and freedom from the Russians.
Ash: You were there? What was it like?
Nabil: What happens on the battlefield is between you and God.
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Connections

Featured in Projector: Cleanskin (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Out of Time
Words and Music by Damon Albarn, Alex James (as Steven James) and Dave Rowntree (as David Rowntree)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by Blur
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd
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A good movie that fell short of being great.
6 July 2012 | by wjbarber82See all my reviews

This move pleasantly surprised me. I was expecting a rather mindless 'lets get the terrorists' themed action film but was instead treated to a film that, to a limited extent, tried to explore the motivations of the main characters whilst still maintaining the feel and pace of an action movie.

On the action side, it was quite good. The fight scenes felt quite real and were not over the top but still managed to have quite an impact. Where the film fell short however, was the other side, in the explaining motivations. It almost seemed to me that a 30-45min chunk of the film was left out in the middle. The part of the movie that drew me in the most was the bomber and how outside influences as well as his own personal feelings pushed him in the direction he ended up going in but, it needed more of that. As, to me at least, I couldn't attach myself to the leaps he made along the way which overall, ruined what would have otherwise been a very very interesting exploration of the subject.

Perhaps I'm asking too much of an action orientated film, but, I think the film makers in this instance, were doing the same.


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