Shadow Dancer (2012)

IMDb 6.2

“Shadow Dancer” is a British-Irish drama-thriller film directed by James Marsh, released in 2012. The movie stars Andrea Riseborough, Clive Owen, and Gillian Anderson.

Set in 1990s Belfast, the film follows Colette McVeigh, played by Andrea Riseborough, a young mother and member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA). After being arrested by the British intelligence service, Colette is given an ultimatum: spy on her own family or go to prison for 25 years. Colette agrees to cooperate with the British, but she struggles to maintain her loyalty to her family and her own beliefs.

The movie explores themes of loyalty, betrayal, and the consequences of violence. It depicts the complex and divided political situation in Northern Ireland during the 1990s and the human toll that it took on the people involved.

“Shadow Dancer” is a gripping and tense thriller that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. The film’s strong performances, particularly from Andrea Riseborough, who gives a nuanced and powerful performance as Colette, make the story all the more compelling. Overall, “Shadow Dancer” is a thought-provoking and impactful film that explores difficult themes with sensitivity and depth.

Duration: 101 min.


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