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Release Date: May 31st, 2013

DVD Release Date: August 20th, 2013

R|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
Arrested after a failed bombing attempt, a single mother and IRA member (Andrea Riseborough) falls into the hands of a British agent (Clive Owen) who offers her a choice: Spy on her IRA comrades, or spend a long prison term away from her young son.

Cast: Andrea Riseborough, Clive Owen, Gillian Anderson, Aiden Gillen, Domhnall Gleeson, Brid Brennan, David Wilmot, Stuart Graham

Director: James Marsh

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Production Co: BBC Films

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

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  • Like the political turmoil which inspired it, Shadow Dancer is fueled by the fire to do the right thing and the sacrifice that must follow, and for 100 minutes, it’s a crackerjack ordeal to behold. show more

  • The story in itself is first-rate. However, it’s the very measured handling that makes it distinctive. show more

  • (Marsh) downplays political questions of ideological rights and wrongs. Rather than making a film about terrorism, or about war, Marsh looks at how they affect the people caught up in their machinery. show more

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