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Cleanskin (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 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

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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Storyline

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


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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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The UK Film Studio See more »
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Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's title, "Cleanskin," can have two different meanings. It can either refer to an undercover operative unknown to his intended targets, or it can refer to an extremist who is unknown to the security services, as he or she has had no previous convictions. 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

Ewan: I fought over there, to stop this from happening here
[pause]
Ewan: again. Didn't stop, they're not going to stop, neither will I. I'm going to find everyone of them, and send them to the death they pray for.
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Connections

References Unforgiven (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Over U
Words and Music by Tom Parsons and Kier Scales
Copyright Control
Performed by Kat Williams
Courtesy of Tak Records
Under license from Tom Parsons and Kier Scales
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7/7 influence. I'd recommend it.
20 August 2012 | by basslinemachoSee all my reviews

A friend of mine borrowed me his DVD of this film. It started off well, had some great action scenes throughout and finished excellently (a nod to a famous death perhaps?).

It amazes me that a film of just £2m can produce such a twisty-turny story with some easily recognisable British actors. The stand out for me was an unknown actor (Tom Burke) who plays Sean Bean's sidekick.

I also couldn't help thinking about 7/7 throughout. Also, I see the beheading scene (which we DON'T see to all the blood lovers out there!) was similar to a story from Birmingham a few years back (which thankfully was stopped in time).

I would recommend it.


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