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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.

Director:

Zal Batmanglij
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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

When Jane sneaks away from the people on the beach while they are still sleeping, she takes a pair of their shoes and leaves her sandals in their place, she also takes one of their bicycles. In the next scene she is riding the bicycle she took, but she is still wearing her sandals. See more »

Quotes

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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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Stunning and unpretentious
22 June 2013 | by AvidClimberSee all my reviews

The East is the kind of movie that makes you want to join the fight, raise your voice and be heard.

The good. Extremely immersive. A incredible story with lots of emotions, conflicts, opposing moralities, and a stupefying journey. It is gripping and you will not be left unmoved.

The actors. Brit Marling and Ellen Page both give us a great performance. I was disappointed by Alexander Skarsgård, I thought that he was the weak player of the cast. The rest of the cell was pretty solid: Toby Kebbell, Shiloh Fernandez, Aldis Hodge, and Danielle Macdonald. And I should mention the nice work done by Patricia Clarkson as the director of the private security firm.

The bad. The ending is rushed. It feels like there was missing material at the end of filming and they couldn't go back to get what they needed and had to edit it with what they had.

The ugly. Nothing.

The result. A must see for anyone.


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Country:

UK | USA

Release Date:

28 June 2013 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,031, 2 June 2013

Gross USA:

$2,301,839

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,891,812
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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