The East

{4.5/5} “We want all those who are guilty to experience the terror of their crimes.”

Jane works for a private security firm. Her new assignment is to infiltrate an anarchist group known as the East. The East attacks major corporations — for example, they dumped oil in the house of a CEO of a corporation that had a large oil spill. After going undercover for a while Jane manages to find the East — Benji is its leader, and Izzy is a member who’s suspicious of Jane. Jane is good at getting herself out of tough situations, but what will she do when she finds herself sympathizing with the East?

The East was released earlier this year.

Brit Marling’s previous movies (as actor and co-writer) Another Earth and Sound of My Voice were intriguing but this one is morally challenging, gripping, and astonishing.

Watch it when you’re in the mood to pay attention and think.

The music is by Halli Cauthery (additional music on various movies like Hellboy II) and Harry Gregson-Williams (Gone Baby Gone).

Brit Marling (Arbitrage) plays Jane, Alexander SkarsgÄrd (Melancholia) plays Benji, and Ellen Page (Juno) plays Izzy.

Toby Kebbell (RocknRolla) plays Doc, Patricia Clarkson (The Station Agent) plays Jane’s boss, and Julia Ormond (Sabrina) has a small role.

The movie was directed by Zal Batmanglij (Sound of My Voice).

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