It was a typical morning in London when a powerful bomb exploded in the heart of the city. After the smoke cleared, sole surviving terrorist cell member Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto) was quickly taken into custody. As preparations for his trial begin, however, the government's plan to use classified evidence to prosecute the suspect leads the Attorney General (Jim Broadbent) to appoint Special Advocate Claudia Simmons-Howe (Hall) to the case. Claudia's unique position as a government-approved defense lawyer ensures that she can review the top-secret evidence, and advocate for full disclosure during the inevitable "closed" session portion of the trial. Once Claudia has reviewed the evidence, however, any communication with the defense team and the defendant himself is strictly forbidden. Later, When Erdogan's lawyer dies just before the trial begins, Claudia's driven ex-lover, attorney Martin Rose (Bana), takes his place. Realizing that their previous affair could jeopardize their...
The boat house shown several times throughout the movie was a mock-up building. The location is cobbled car parking spaces for local residents next to the Battersea Saint Mary's Church. See more »
When Claudia meets Martin at the hotel, her stockings are almost completely torn, and she is virtually barefoot. Later as she leaves to go to the bathroom, her stockings are intact. See more »
[walking in a busy market square]
You really will have to rethink your lifestyle, you know?
What lifestyle are you taking about, mum?
Wine only on Fridays. And try to think about dark green vegetables.
Young Man on Cellphone:
[appearing another video monitor]
So really, that's the same as saying we'll never see each other again. Well it is. It just is.
Woman on Cellphone:
[on another monitor]
How can I do anything if I don't know what you want?
[in the background]
She was so upset about it, and I said to her, "Look," I said, "...
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did the British government have anything to do with the low rating?
i just want to say that i only took a peek at the first few lines of the first review on the first page and that was it...and i have to say that i have to agree with the reviewer and as a matter of fact, that was the first thought that occurred to me. this movie is a lot like the movie " ghost writer ", so if you liked aforementioned movie...which i did, then you will probably, most likely enjoy this movie also. did the British government have anything to do with the low rating? this movie was so much more juicier then the " ghost writer "...i mean come on man this is first rate movie making with a bunch of "A" list actors and actresses who were up to the task. there is nothing that i dislike about this movie except for its running time, which is too short for a good thriller like this. this movie literally had me eyes glued to the screen it was so juicy. i like a movie with a lot of twists and tension thru-out the movie and the ending to me was kind of unexpected. Kudos to all involved for coming out with such an entertaining movie.
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