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Closed Circuit (2013)

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A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team - testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy.

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John Crowley

Writer:

Steven Knight (screenplay) (as Steve Knight)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Lock ... Mother
Katherine Press ... Pregnant Daughter
Patrick Warner Patrick Warner ... Young Man on Cellphone
Ricky Nixon ... Fish Trader
Daniel Tuite ... Drinks Trader
Zora Bishop ... Mother of Toddler
Vicky Jam Vicky Jam ... Teenage Girl
Zahra Ahmadi ... Woman on Cellphone
Steve North ... Angry Trader (as Stephen North)
Denis Moschitto ... Farroukh Erdogan
Pinar Ögün Pinar Ögün ... Ilkay Erdogan
Hasancan Cifci Hasancan Cifci ... Emir Erdogan
Andrew Havill ... News Reporter 1
James Lowe James Lowe ... Simon Fellowes
Jim Broadbent ... Attorney General
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Storyline

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...

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They see your every move


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Closed Circuit See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,464,931, 1 September 2013

Gross USA:

$5,750,401

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,331,939
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ciaran Hinds and Kenneth Cranham both played in Rome series. Hinds played Gaius Julius Caesar, while Cranham played his enemy Pompey Magnus. See more »

Goofs

In the opening shot of Martin Rose rowing along the Thames, his outfit changes completely, from the medium distance shot (all blue, white stripes down his sides) to the close up shot (white jersey, blue arm stripe, under a short sleeved blue top). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mother: [walking in a busy market square] You really will have to rethink your lifestyle, you know?
Pregnant Daughter: What lifestyle are you taking about, mum?
Mother: 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?
Teenage Girl: [in the background] She was so upset about it, and I said to her, "Look," I said, "...
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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.127 (2013) See more »

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Here We Go
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Not the Thriller expected, but not bad
8 February 2014 | by bob-rutzel-1See all my reviews

Martin Rose (Eric Bana) and Claudia (Rebecca Hall) are assigned to a case to defend Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Mochitto) who is accused of bombing a London market killing 120 plus. Because this case involves classified information Martin and Claudia cannot interact together or they will lose their licenses. Martin is the Defense Lawyer. Claudia is the Defendant's Advocate. Martin will defend in Open Court and Claudia will defend in Closed Session where classified information will be presented. In time, both learn that a government cover-up may be in play. Uh oh! What to do? What to do?

Not sure though if the Advocate person is only assigned when classified info is in play. No matter. It is what it is.

Well, of course, you know that Martin and Claudia will somehow interact and this will cause them to be most careful. Oh, they were lovers a while back. See?

This will not be the thriller you may have expected. No, it's a comfortable ride and the pacing is just right. Some things happen but nothing to put you on the edge of your seat. It's not that kind of thriller, but it is watchable. See?

I enjoyed this but the ending is really weak. Bummer. (5/10)

Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: Yes.


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