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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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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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UK | USA

Release Date:

28 June 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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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Trivia

Toby Kebbell who plays Doc, later plays the similarly named Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four (2015). Both self-proclaimed doctors commit acts of terrorism which they believe are for the greater good. 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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Connections

Featured in Maltin on Movies: After Earth (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Four Songs from the Fountain of Youth, Op. 44
Written by Johannes Brahms
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Good subject, but missing something ...
19 July 2013 | by kriddirkSee all my reviews

Certainly a good subject and a touchy one. We have several movies treating this subject, the environment, the corruption. When I left the cine I asked me the question : Could this be true and yes, certainly. And that its all about, if you leave the cine and keep on thinking about the subject and discuss it with others. I didn't knew that much about Brit Marling and this film awakened my interest. Good acting and she has many opportunities to go as actress, writer or director. The movie is a must see, but ... it is not that much of a thriller, the action scenes are rather short and don't ask that much of attention and that is what it is meant to be, because the movie target is to show us how Brit Marling integrates in the East, her feelings, her changes in ideas. But also in the emotional part I find this movie rather general. It seems that they don't want to go a bit in depth on the subject, keep it simple for the spectator, the client. Keep it mainstream. So, it is not an action movie, but either enters in difficult matters. The subject is although unique and a must see. The end of the movie. Seems that it was time to finish and so they did, a bit in a rush.


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