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Shadow Dancer (2012)

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Set in 1990s Belfast, an active member of the IRA becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her son's welfare.

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(screenplay), (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Barnes ... Gerry Senior
Maria Laird ... Young Collette
Ben Smyth ... Sean
Brid Brennan ... Ma
Jamie Scott ... Young Gerry
Bradley Burke ... Young Connor
... Collette
... Watcher 1
... Watcher 2
... Female Watcher
Jason Stalkey ... Agent 1 (as Jason Salkey)
... Agent 2
... Mac
... MI5 Officer
Cathal Maguire ... Mark
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Storyline

In 1993, the IRA member Collette is arrested in the London tube after leaving a bomb in the facility. MI-5 Agent Mac offers a deal to Collette to become an informer. She accepts the agreement to protect her son and in return Mac offers a new identity to her after a period working for the MI-5. Soon Mac learns that his superior Kate Fletcher is using Collette to protect her mole inside the Irish organization. Mac tries to find the identity of the informer and protect Collette. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Collette McVeigh - Mother, Daughter, Sister, Spy.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violent content | See all certifications »
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24 August 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Des ombres au soleil  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$319,337 (United Kingdom), 24 August 2012, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,672, 2 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$99,134, 28 July 2013
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Screenwriter and author of the original novel Tom Bradby appears as himself in news footage early in the movie, although he is credited on screen as Patrick Clacy. Bradby is a news reporter for ITN who was stationed in Northern Ireland during the period in which the film is set. See more »

Goofs

When the car carrying the agents and Collette pulls up underneath an archway to bring her in for questioning, both rear car doors open and both agents and Collette get out. In the next shot, only the right rear car door is open and the agent on the right hand side is open and then Collette and the other agent get out. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Connor: [to his sister following an assassination] It's Done!
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Connections

Featured in Maltin on Movies: After Earth (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Night Whispers
Composed by Simon Tindale, Joel Bevan and George Robertson
Published by Focus Music (Publishing) Ltd
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A Dramatic Thriller Developed in Slow-Pace
15 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

In 1993, the IRA member Collette (Andrea Riseborough) is arrested in the London tube after leaving a bomb in the facility. MI-5 Agent Mac (Clive Owen) offers a deal to Collette to become an informer. She accepts the agreement to protect her son and in return Mac offers a new identity to her after a period working for the MI-5. Soon Mac learns that his superior Kate Fletcher (Gillian Anderson) is using Collette to protect her mole inside the Irish organization. Mac tries to find the identity of the informer and protect Collette.

"Shadow Dancer" is a dramatic thriller developed in slow-pace with a good story and a confused screenplay. The situation of Collette is heartbreaking since she has to betray family and friends to protect her son. The performances are top-notch, but there are ellipsis (or cuts in the edition) that are confusing. For example, I did not understand why Collette kisses Mac. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Agente C – Dupla Identidade" ("Agent C – Double Identity")


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