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Close (2019)

TV-MA | | Action, Thriller | 18 January 2019 (USA)
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Sam, a bodyguard and counter-terrorism expert, takes a job protecting a rich young heiress named Zoe. Neither party is keen on the arrangement until a violent kidnapping forces them to go on the run.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noomi Rapace ... Sam Carlson
Olivia Jewson ... Sarah
Abdellatif Chaouqi ... Joe
Sophie Nélisse ... Zoe Tanner
Huw Parmenter ... Adam
Cherise Silvestri ... Camille Simard
Indira Varma ... Rima Hassine
Sargon Yelda ... Anas
Robin Kermode ... Edward
Charley Palmer Rothwell ... Nico
Eoin Macken ... Conall Sinclair
Akin Gazi ... Alik
Jonathan Jude ... Zack
Anna-Marie Sullivan Anna-Marie Sullivan ... Izzy (as Anna Marie Sullivan)
George Georgiou ... Nabil
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Hired to protect a pampered mining heiress Zoe (Sophie Nélisse), bodyguard Sam (Noomi Rapace) finds herself tangled in a deadly conspiracy. When attackers target the heiress she's protecting, battle-hardened bodyguard Sam scrambles to save her client - and teach her how to fight back. Written by Raihan Khondker

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Trained to Protect. Born to Survive.

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Action | Thriller

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Release Date:

18 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Close See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Noomi Rapace performed all her own stunts for this role. See more »

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At 42 minutes when Sam is putting her hair up, it changes from being almost completely up, to down, and back. See more »

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A non glossy look at a PPO
26 January 2019 | by welldai634See all my reviews

As an ex PPO (Trained, still licensed, but not active) I have to remark that one of the many positives from this movie was it wasn't all 'glossy'. The BG wasn't portrayed as a superwoman who had amazing insights and powers. It came across as she was slightly OCD about surveillance and escape routes (ain't we all?) and a little neurotic and distrustful (again, not a bad thing). The fight scenes were realistic insomuch she took a kicking as she was physically smaller, but possessed the will to drive on and fight out.

All in all, it may not be an Oscar winner as it lacked entertainment value, but being a PPO isn't about providing entertainment. Personally, I think this is up there with 13 hrs in its portrayal of what the Private Security industry is about - poles apart, but professional


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