Monday, July 7, 2014

The East

Director: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Zal Batmanglij, Brit Marling
Stars: Brit Marling (Sarah), Alexander Skarsgård (Benji), Ellen Page (Izzy), Patricia Clarkson (Sharon)

The East, directed by Zal Batmanglij, the brother of Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij, is a story of infiltration. Brit Marling stars as Sarah, a private intelligence agent charged with gaining access into a domestic terrorist organization called The East. The organization, led by Benji, pulls off attacks against major corporations in order to expose their corruptness. While she joins them in order to expose their activities, she also begins to feel a kinship and accompanies them on several of their "jams," or their acts of terrorism. She clashes, though, with another member of the group, Izzy. During a jam involving Izzy's father, the head of a corporation, Sarah is forced to prove her allegiance to the group. She is shocked to later discover that Benji has suspected her of being an agent all along and asks her to perform one last act against her own organization.

Mini soundtrack:

Civil Twilight - "Letters from the Sky"
Rostam Batmanglij - "Doc's Song"
The National - "About Today"

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