2013 – The East

Thursday, Aug 6, 2020
Directed by: Zal Batmanglij
Written by: Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij
Produced by: Ridley Scott
Production year: 2012
Original release: May 31, 2013 (Los Angeles)
Running time: 1 hour, 57 minutes
Other cast: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page
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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.