Even as a child, Collette was to experience at first hand the bloody consequences of the conflict in Northern Ireland when her little brother was killed by British security forces. Years later, Collette is herself now a mother and, like the rest of her family, still involved in the Republican cause. When she is arrested for her part in an aborted IRA bomb plot in London, a British secret service officer gives her a choice: lose everything including her little son and go to prison for twenty-five years, or return to Belfast to spy on her own family. Shadow Dancer is a psychological thriller in the truest sense of the term: it does not merely focus on the external elements of the plot; it also explores the moral dilemmas that face its protagonists. When the secret service man begins to worry about Collette’s safety she decides to feign interest in the agent - a duplicitous, risky game.
- James Marsh
- Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson, Aidan Gillen, Domhnall Gleeson, Brid Brennan, David Wilmot, Stuart Graham, Martin McCann, Tom Bennett,Bradley Burke, Mark Huberman, David Kendellen, Michael McElhatton, Alan O'Neill
- 101 min
- UK, Ireland