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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)
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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

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Taglines:

Collette McVeigh - Mother, Daughter, Sister, Spy.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Agente C - Dupla Identidade See more »

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:

$421,425
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Clive Owen originally turned down the part of Mac due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

Goofs

When Collette gets on the train, the camera focuses on a passenger but the view behind her suggests the train doors are open and tucked behind the double-layer glass but the sound effect of the trains movement is continued. See more »

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Kate Fletcher: Is this just because she has a pretty face?
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The slow pace takes its toll but still a reasonable character study
6 May 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Collette (Andrea Riseborough) grew up with the Troubles in Belfast. In 1993, she plants a bomb in the London tube and gets caught. MI5 operative Mac (Clive Owen) gets the single mom to turn. She reluctantly gives Mac some intel and MI5 stage an ambush. The IRA is suspicious and Collette could be in danger. Meanwhile, Mac's boss Kate Fletcher (Gillian Anderson) seems to have her own agenda. Also the burgeoning peace plan is dividing the republicans.

This movie is very low key and slow paced. Also I haven't noticed Andrea Riseborough in her other works. She seems to be very plain and plays her character very close to the vest. The emotions come out only in a couple of scenes. It all gives this movie a sense of realism. However the slow pace does take its toll. The tension is on a slow boil for most of the movie. The suspense is limited because there is no mystery here. There is a big twist in the end but the story generally lays out everything. The only thing left is a character study. Riseborough seems to be a good actress, and it's a functional movie on that basis.


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