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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Andrea Riseborough
Clive Owen
Domhnall Gleeson
Aidan Gillen
Gillian Anderson
Directors
James Marsh
Screenwriters
Tom Bradby
Running Time
101 minutes

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Plot
Belfast, 1993. Having been caught leaving a bomb on London’s Tube network, Colette (Riseborough) is coerced to spy on her IRA brothers (Gillen, Gleeson) by MI5 agent Mac (Owen). But it’s not long before a deadly net closes around her.


Verdict
As beige as an old PC, but beneath the surface the blood pumps bright scarlet. An intelligent and emotionally charged spy drama.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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