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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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1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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... Sarah
... Benji
... Izzy
... Doc
... Luca
... Thumbs
... Tess
... Eve
... Sharon
... Tim
... Paige Williams
... Porty McCabe
... Robert McCabe (as Wilbur T. Fitzgerald)
... Rory Huston
... 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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28 June 2013 (UK)  »

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A Kelet  »

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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

In the scene where they found a deer that was killed and left behind by a hunter they refer to the deer as "she" all throughout the scene, but if you look at the shot that shows the deer's head the deer has small antlers. Since female deer don't have antlers so they should have been referring to it as "he". 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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Spiegel Im Spiegel
Written by Arvo Pärt
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Small role for Patricia Clarkson, and she blasts it out of the park
26 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

Patricia Clarkson has a role so small in this film, but like a tiny piece of Uranium has a massive impact.

Here she is the head of the main character's company, a firm that supplies intelligence for corporations, infiltrating underground groups that act out against companies.

In the course of this film, there is a sequence in which our heroine is present when a "monkey wrench" (called a jam) of sorts is about to happen and a large number of people are about to be badly treated. She then calls Clarkson with concerns about the event about to take place mere minutes (like nearly seconds), Clarkson has a response that is the essence of corporate evil.

In this one, brief line, Clarkson nails Corporate Swine Person as well as if not better than Gary Cole in Office Space or Paul Reiser in Aliens.

Overall the film is well made, well directed and has Ellen Page in it. (Anything with Ellen Page is worth watching at least once IMHO.) A good gripping thriller, well made and with an edge. 9/10


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