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The East

Release Date: May 31st, 2013

PG-13|1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary
Sarah (Brit Marling), an undercover agent at a private intelligence firm, is hired to infiltrate the East, an ecoterrorism cell targeting companies that pollute the environment. Though one (Ellen Page) of the group's hardcore members is suspicious of her, Sarah manages to win over Benji (Alexander Skarsgård), the East's leader. However -- even as Sarah tries to maintain her cover -- she gains more sympathy for the group's cause while, increasingly, becoming drawn to Benji.

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Genres: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

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  • You leave The East with a hunger to know more and a good idea of where to look. For Marling and Batmanglij that counts as mission accomplished. For audiences, it’s that rare thing these days – a movie that matters. show more

  • Batmanglij balances emotional tension with practical danger nicely, a must in a story whose activist protagonists can make no distinction between the personal and the political. show more

  • The East makes for a passable thriller, as 1 percenters get theirs in satisfying, if incrementally implausible ways. show more

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