Drama / Thriller
Director: Zal Batmanglij
Running time: 116 mins Released: 28th June 2013
Web site: theeastmovie.com
About The East
Former FBI agent Sarah Moss (Brit Marling) starts a new career at a private intelligence firm that works to protect the interests of big corporations. Her boss Sharon (Patricia Clarkson) handpicks her to infiltrate an elusive anarchist collective called The East who gets public revenge against irresponsible companies. After dying her hair and assuming a false identity, Sarah follows a lead that brings her close to the group. Resourceful and determined, she deliberately injures herself to appeal to The East's humanity and is soon brought into the fold. She finds herself among a mixture of intense idealists (Ellen Page) and confused rich kids (Shiloh Fernandez) and is attracted to their charming leader Benji (Alexander Skarsgard). She sympathises with them but her deception could carry a heavy penalty.