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Imperium (2016)

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A young FBI agent, eager to prove himself in the field, goes undercover as a white supremacist.

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Daniel Ragussis

Writers:

Michael German (story), Joe Turner Lin (Story Consultant) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Radcliffe ... Nate Foster
Toni Collette ... Angela Zamparo
Tracy Letts ... Dallas Wolf
Sam Trammell ... Gerry Conway
Nestor Carbonell ... Tom Hernandez
Chris Sullivan ... Andrew Blackwell
Seth Numrich ... Roy
Pawel Szajda ... Vince Sargent
Devin Druid ... Johnny
Burn Gorman ... Morgan
Adam Meier Adam Meier ... Frank Hedges
Roger Yawson ... Usman
Linc Hand ... David
Vanessa Ore ... Becky
Jasson Finney ... Billy
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Idealistic FBI agent Nate Foster goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy. Written by Lionsgate Premiere

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Taglines:

Defend your nation. Become your enemy. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Imperium: Resistência Sem Líder See more »

Filming Locations:

Hopewell, Virginia, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Both Burn Gorman (Morgan) and Nestor Carbonell appeared in the Dark Knight Trilogy. Gorman portrayed Stryver while Carbonell portrayed the mayor of Gotham City. See more »

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When Nate is in Dallas Wolf's bathroom on his initial visit to Wolf's house, you can see the shadow of the camera on the doorway trim reflected in the mirror behind him as the camera moves in for a closer shot. See more »

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On Screen Text: [first lines, the text that appears on screen] Words build bridges into unexplored regions. -Adolph Hitler
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I'm Gonna Fight It
Written and Performed by Eytan Mirsky
Courtesy of Mirsky Mouse Records
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Radcliffe's tenacity pays off
12 October 2016 | by thechoctopfilmblogSee all my reviews

Daniel Radcliffe as a FBI agent and an extreme white supremacist, now that was a film I really had to see. Personally, I love undercover stories as they have inbuilt elements of excitement and uncertainty. You're wondering constantly whether the covert operation is going to be a success or a failure.

Even with a shaved head and gangster clothes, Radcliffe lacked menace, fury and vitriol one might expect from a white supremacist. His eyes emanate a childlike innocence that is difficult to overcome even by vulgar behaviour and foul language. He doesn't astound, but I was quite engrossed in his performance. I cared about him and I wanted him to succeed.

I would have loved to see a deeper examination of infiltration strategies than what was in this film. It employs tips from the well – known book: Dale Carnegie's 'How to win friends and influence people', and doesn't go beyond that. By being as simple as it is, it takes away the intrigue of an undercover story.

There were some nail-biting scenes and clever dialogue that held my attention. We do get to delve into the mindsets of several white supremacists. The finale, however, felt very rushed. It came across as very sudden and I questioned its plausibility. It seems that the writers just needed a quick and thrilling end to the story without considering whether it is consistent with what they have developed earlier, both story and character wise.

I admire Radcliffe's tenacity to take on such a role. Even though the film wasn't a profound artwork, he does well in trying to break the seemingly immutable image of him as Harry Potter. Anyone who is used to seeing him as the boy who lived would be pleasantly surprised.


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