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Watch: Trailer For Conspiracy Thriller 'Shadow Dancer' Starring Clive Owen & Andrea Riseborough

by Kevin Jagernauth
June 6, 2012 5:01 PM
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Shadow Dancers, Clive Owen, Andrea Risenborogh

The conflict between family, belief and self-preservation collide in "Shadow Dancer" the latest from the chameleonic director James Marsh ("Red Riding: In The Year Of Our Lord 1980," "Man On Wire," "Project Nim") and it looks like a firecracker.

Starring Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough and Gillian Anderson, and based on the novel by Tom Bradby, the story follows a single mother who is part of family of hardcore IRA members. When she is caught taking part in an failed bombing attempt, the MI5 offers her two choices: becoming an informant and spy on her own family, or get sent away to prison for twenty-five years. She agrees to the gig, but when suspicion is aroused, she finds her life in danger. It's a pretty great little setup, and word from the Sundance Film Festival, where it premiered in January, was good -- we called it a "crackling conspiracy thriller."

The film has been picked up by ATO Pictures for a stateside release, but no date has been set. But if you're in the U.K., the film opens on August 25th. Watch below. [HeyUGuys]


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  • Sara | June 7, 2012 7:02 AMReply

    I would like to watch, but I am from Brazil. I doubt this movie will ever come here... =(

  • Travis | June 6, 2012 9:07 PMReply

    One of my favorites from out of Sundance. It's such a complex, intricately crafted thriller. I fear it may be too much of a slow burn for people, but the payoff at the end makes it all worth it.

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