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Shadow Dancer (2012)

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Set in 1990s Belfast, an active member of the IRA becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her son's welfare.

Director:

James Marsh

Writers:

Tom Bradby (screenplay), Tom Bradby (based on the novel by)
8 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Barnes Barry Barnes ... Gerry Senior
Maria Laird Maria Laird ... Young Collette
Ben Smyth Ben Smyth ... Sean
Brid Brennan ... Ma
Jamie Scott Jamie Scott ... Young Gerry
Bradley Burke Bradley Burke ... Young Connor
Andrea Riseborough ... Collette
Daniel Tatarsky ... Watcher 1
Tom Bennett ... Watcher 2
Nia Gwynne ... Female Watcher
Jason Stalkey Jason Stalkey ... Agent 1 (as Jason Salkey)
Nicholas Asbury ... Agent 2
Clive Owen ... Mac
Morgan Watkins ... MI5 Officer
Cathal Maguire Cathal Maguire ... Mark
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Storyline

In 1993, the IRA member Collette is arrested in the London tube after leaving a bomb in the facility. MI-5 Agent Mac offers a deal to Collette to become an informer. She accepts the agreement to protect her son and in return Mac offers a new identity to her after a period working for the MI-5. Soon Mac learns that his superior Kate Fletcher is using Collette to protect her mole inside the Irish organization. Mac tries to find the identity of the informer and protect Collette. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Collette McVeigh - Mother, Daughter, Sister, Spy.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Guy Pearce was at one point set to play Mac. See more »

Goofs

When the car carrying the agents and Collette pulls up underneath an archway to bring her in for questioning, both rear car doors open and both agents and Collette get out. In the next shot, only the right rear car door is open and the agent on the right hand side is open and then Collette and the other agent get out. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Connor: [to his sister following an assassination] It's Done!
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Connections

Featured in Projector: Shadow Dancer (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Night Whispers
Composed by Simon Tindale, Joel Bevan and George Robertson
Published by Focus Music (Publishing) Ltd
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User Reviews

 
A Dramatic Thriller Developed in Slow-Pace
15 June 2013 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1993, the IRA member Collette (Andrea Riseborough) is arrested in the London tube after leaving a bomb in the facility. MI-5 Agent Mac (Clive Owen) offers a deal to Collette to become an informer. She accepts the agreement to protect her son and in return Mac offers a new identity to her after a period working for the MI-5. Soon Mac learns that his superior Kate Fletcher (Gillian Anderson) is using Collette to protect her mole inside the Irish organization. Mac tries to find the identity of the informer and protect Collette.

"Shadow Dancer" is a dramatic thriller developed in slow-pace with a good story and a confused screenplay. The situation of Collette is heartbreaking since she has to betray family and friends to protect her son. The performances are top-notch, but there are ellipsis (or cuts in the edition) that are confusing. For example, I did not understand why Collette kisses Mac. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Agente C – Dupla Identidade" ("Agent C – Double Identity")


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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,672, 2 June 2013

Gross USA:

$100,616

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,255,291
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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