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Closed Circuit (2013)

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A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team - testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy.

Director:

John Crowley

Writer:

Steven Knight (screenplay) (as Steve Knight)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Lock ... Mother
Katherine Press ... Pregnant Daughter
Patrick Warner Patrick Warner ... Young Man on Cellphone
Ricky Nixon ... Fish Trader
Daniel Tuite ... Drinks Trader
Zora Bishop ... Mother of Toddler
Vicky Jam Vicky Jam ... Teenage Girl
Zahra Ahmadi ... Woman on Cellphone
Steve North ... Angry Trader (as Stephen North)
Denis Moschitto ... Farroukh Erdogan
Pinar Ögün ... Ilkay Erdogan
Hasancan Cifci Hasancan Cifci ... Emir Erdogan
Andrew Havill ... News Reporter 1
James Lowe James Lowe ... Simon Fellowes
Jim Broadbent ... Attorney General
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Storyline

It was a typical morning in London when a powerful bomb exploded in the heart of the city. After the smoke cleared, sole surviving terrorist cell member Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto) was quickly taken into custody. As preparations for his trial begin, however, the government's plan to use classified evidence to prosecute the suspect leads the Attorney General (Jim Broadbent) to appoint Special Advocate Claudia Simmons-Howe (Hall) to the case. Claudia's unique position as a government-approved defense lawyer ensures that she can review the top-secret evidence, and advocate for full disclosure during the inevitable "closed" session portion of the trial. Once Claudia has reviewed the evidence, however, any communication with the defense team and the defendant himself is strictly forbidden. Later, When Erdogan's lawyer dies just before the trial begins, Claudia's driven ex-lover, attorney Martin Rose (Bana), takes his place. Realizing that their previous affair could jeopardize their...

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They see your every move


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Circuito Fechado See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,116,885, 1 September 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,733,310, 22 September 2013
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ciaran Hinds and Kenneth Cranham both played in Rome series. Hinds played Gaius Julius Caesar, while Cranham played his enemy Pompey Magnus. See more »

Goofs

When Martin hails the cab on the way to the dinner party, he is holding a bottle of champagne with a gold foil capsule. When he arrives, he has a bottle of Dom Perignon with a black capsule. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mother: [walking in a busy market square] You really will have to rethink your lifestyle, you know?
Pregnant Daughter: What lifestyle are you taking about, mum?
Mother: Wine only on Fridays. And try to think about dark green vegetables.
Young Man on Cellphone: [appearing another video monitor] So really, that's the same as saying we'll never see each other again. Well it is. It just is.
Woman on Cellphone: [on another monitor] How can I do anything if I don't know what you want?
Teenage Girl: [in the background] She was so upset about it, and I said to her, "Look," I said, "...
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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.127 (2013) See more »

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God Save the Queen
Courtesy of Fanchats.com Ltd.
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Exciting thriller that makes us wonder...
20 August 2013 | by manuela gorenSee all my reviews

With good performances and good chemistry from Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall, "Closed Circuit" is an exciting legal thriller that makes you wonder whether there may be something about those conspiracy theories that we have all heard since 9/11. Beautifully crafted, the film will keep you on the edge of your seat and inform you about the British legal system. If, toward the end, it turns a bit into the realm of make believe, it is all done in a way where the protagonists never seem so far fetched in their actions that all of a sudden the film turns into Mission Impossible. Everyone knows that this IS possible and it's what makes the film good.


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