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Shadow Dancer

release date 24 August '12

15 rated certificate
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Shadow Dancer is the new film from Academy Award® winning director James Marsh (Man on Wire, Red Riding, Project Nim) starring Andrea Riseborough (W.E, Made in Dagenham), Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe® winner Clive Owen and Emmy®, Golden Globe®, and SAG award-winning actress, Gillian Anderson.

Shadow Dancer originated as a novel, written by Tom Bradby during his time as a TV correspondent in Northern Ireland in the 1990s. Tom Bradby adapted his novel for the big screen and Shadow Dancer is his first feature film.

Single mother Collette McVeigh (Andrea Riseborough) is a Republican living in Belfast with her mother and hardliner IRA brothers. When she is arrested for her part in an aborted IRA bomb plot in London, an MI5 officer Mac (Clive Owen) offers her a choice: lose everything and go to prison for 25 years or return to Belfast to spy on her own family. With her son’s life in her hands, Collette chooses to place her trust in Mac and return home, but when her brothers’ secret operation is ambushed, suspicions of an informant are raised and Collette finds both herself and her family in grave danger.

genre(s):  Drama
director:  James Marsh
film cast:  AIdan Gillen, Andrea Riseborough, Clive Owen, Gillian Anderson, Martin McCann
certificate:  15
distributor:  Paramount Int'l
running time:  101 Mins

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