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The East (2013)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama, Thriller | 28 June 2013 (UK)
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An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

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Zal Batmanglij
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brit Marling ... Sarah
Alexander Skarsgård ... Benji
Ellen Page ... Izzy
Toby Kebbell ... Doc
Shiloh Fernandez ... Luca
Aldis Hodge ... Thumbs
Danielle Macdonald ... Tess
Hillary Baack ... Eve
Patricia Clarkson ... Sharon
Jason Ritter ... Tim
Julia Ormond ... Paige Williams
Billy Magnussen ... Porty McCabe
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Robert McCabe (as Wilbur T. Fitzgerald)
John Neisler ... Rory Huston
Jamey Sheridan ... Richard Cannon
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A successful operative for an elite private intelligence firm is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations. Written by Anonymous

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Spy on us, we'll spy on you.


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence, some disturbing images, sexual content and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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UK | USA

Release Date:

28 June 2013 (UK) See more »

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A Kelet See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,031, 2 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,268,296, 4 August 2013
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2.35 : 1
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Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, who co-wrote the screenplay, based it on their experiences in the summer of 2009 practicing freeganism and joining an anarchist collective. See more »

Goofs

As Doc explains his history in the car, a large white rectangular movie light is reflected in his glasses. See more »

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Izzy: It's easy when it's not your home; easy when it's not your life. The place where you sleep, your kids, your wife. But when it's your fault it shouldn't be so easy to sleep at night. Especially when we know where you live. Barry Redmond, CEO of Lorex Oil, 2641 River Rock Road, East Hampton. You dumped fifteen million barrels of crude into the Atlantic. We don't care how rich you are. We want all those who are guilty to experience the terror of their crimes, because it shouldn't be ...
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Featured in Maltin on Movies: After Earth (2013) See more »

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Spiegel Im Spiegel
Written by Arvo Pärt
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Makes you think!
23 September 2013 | by Emanuel FerreiraSee all my reviews

This is a movie in which you debate with yourself, where would you draw the line in search of justice against greedy corporations, if that corporations inflicted on you the kind of damage they did on the characters of this movie. Knowing that it was inspired by actual actions that some corporations have taken, just makes us think even harder on whats going on in our world. The acting is very good, everyone plays their character very well. You just have to feel sympathy for all of the character especially "Doc". I recommend anyone who wants to see a movie which gives you something important to think about to watch this. Very well done. 8 out of 10!


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