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Release Date: May 31st, 2013

DVD Release Date: September 17th, 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.

Cast: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell, Shiloh Fernandez, Julia Ormond, Patricia Clarkson, Billy Slaughter

Director: Zal Batmanglij

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Production Co: Scott Free Productions

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Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

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'The East' Premiere: Ellen Page, Alexander Skarsgard Celebrate in L.A. (PHOTOS)
'The East' Premiere: Ellen Page, Alexander Skarsgard Celebrate in L.A. (PHOTOS)
Ellen Page on 'The East,' Modern Tragedies, and What She Loves Most About Her Job
Ellen Page on 'The East,' Modern Tragedies, and What She Loves Most About Her Job
'The East' Exclusive Clip: Brit Marling Is an Ex FBI Agent With a New Mission (VIDEO)
'The East' Exclusive Clip: Brit Marling Is an Ex FBI Agent With a New Mission (VIDEO)
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