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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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... Ewan
... Charlotte
... Ash
... Mark
... Kate
... Nabil
... Amin
... Scott
... Emma
... Harry
Tariq Jordan ... Paul
... Yussif
... Sgt. Glen Conlan
... Ibrahim
... 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


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Amenaza terrorista  »

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£2,000,000 (estimated)
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Director Hadi Hajaig's intention was to make a commercial thriller. See more »

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When Ewan cuts the detonator wire with the knife he cuts both wires at once, this would short the wires through the blade and set the bomb off See more »

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Ewan: The press have been sent copies of these files. I'm sure you were responsible.
Charlotte: These files are nonsense you made up, no one will believe it.
Ewan: They might - if you buckle under the pressure of the story.
Charlotte: You're out of your mind.
Ewan: It's in my nature.
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Words and Music by Tom Parsons and Kier Scales
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Performed by Kat Williams
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Thoughtful & even handed British script
7 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

What I enjoyed most about this films that it showed both sides of a very British story without being preachy, one sided or have an agenda. What made me watch it all the way through is that it was all built into the thriller format.

What I have found in many films dealing with this subject matter is that they all have been either heavy handed but mostly too worthy. Cleanskin gets on with telling a story and just observes and keeps a distance from the issues, simply presenting them asthey are.

It was good to see the process of how a man born here in the UK is turned to the road of murder and how people use him for their own reasons and benefits. Very refreshing to have a film show the process and treat the character of Ash objectively but showing all his appalling faults.

It was Sean's Beans best performance for many years, I'm not too familiar with all his films but I thought he did a very good job with this film as he did on Game of Thrones. The good thing about his character is that he wasn't the standard angry soldier, he had a history and motivation.

My favourite scene was when Ash is about to commit his attack he visits the Cleric, Ash wants reassurance about heaven and the cleric reassures him then hurriedly goes to his sons birthday party leaving Ash alone to commit his act while the Cleric is enjoying himself elsewhere. I think that scene sums the film up, very poignantly written.


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