A conspiracy thriller set around an act of betrayal within a tight knit family, Shadow Dancer stars Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion, W.E.) as Colette, a single mother and Republican living in Belfast with her mother and hardline IRA brothers. When she is arrested for her part in an aborted IRA bomb plot in London, an MI5 officer (Clive Owen) offers her a choice: lose everything and go to prison 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 the MI5 and return home. When her brothers' secret operation is ambushed, suspicions of an informant are raised and Collette finds both herself and her family in grave danger. With informants working on both sides, Collette's psychological and personal turmoil builds. Also starring Gillian Anderson and written by Tom Bradby (based on his novel), Shadow Dancer is directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Marsh (Man on Wire). Official Web Site

Director:

James Marsh

Cast:

Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson

MPAA Rating:

R

Run Time:

1hr 41mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

UK/Ireland