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Complicit (2013)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 17 February 2013
Complicit follows the trail of Edward(David Oyelowo) an MI5 officer desperate to foil what he believes is another 7/7 style atrocity planned by British terror suspect Waleed (Arsher Ali) ... See full summary »

Director:

Niall MacCormick

Writer:

Guy Hibbert
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Oyelowo ... Edward Ekubo
Arsher Ali ... Waleed Ahmed
Rupert Procter Rupert Procter ... Ralph
Wahab Sheikh Wahab Sheikh ... Mohammed
Asheq Akhtar ... Majid
Kaleem Janjua Kaleem Janjua ... Mr. Akmal
Nasser Memarzia ... Khalil
Olivia Sparks Olivia Sparks ... Katy
Paul Ritter ... Thomas
Denise Gough ... Lucy
Anna O'Grady Anna O'Grady ... Secretary
Monica Dolan ... Judith
Berkan Halil Berkan Halil ... Ismail Yassin
Lee Whitlock ... Stall Owner
Shanaya Rafaat ... Anjali
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Complicit follows the trail of Edward(David Oyelowo) an MI5 officer desperate to foil what he believes is another 7/7 style atrocity planned by British terror suspect Waleed (Arsher Ali) despite the lack of any conclusive evidence. Edward, confronted by the key moral dilemma of our time, is forced into choosing between two morally devastating outcomes. Written by MRF Ltd

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 2013 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Very good drama, pace may be a bit slow for some
17 February 2013 | by freshchrisSee all my reviews

To me this was a very good piece of British drama. Understated yet intense, with enough suspense to keep you intrigued to the very end.

The plot is fairly simple. A MI5 agent suspects a person of interest he has been following is about to initiate an act of terror against Britain. The MI5 agent follows him to Egypt where the potential terrorist has been arrested. Then begins a game of cat and mouse about whether the suspect is a terrorist or not and is the MI5 agent right? Simple, but expertly done.

David Oyelowo is a fine leading man as he is in most things. Brooding with a wounded puppy dog look. But the show is stolen by Arsher Ali as the terror suspect. He acts the character brilliantly and he keeps you guessing until the end as to whether he is or not.

Like I said in the title, the pace may be slow for some. But it is shot beautifully, with some expert directing. This is not zero dark thirty, but it has the feel of a true reflection of what actually tracking a terror suspect would be like. Thoughtful and measured.


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