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Imperium (2016)

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A young FBI agent, eager to prove himself in the field, goes undercover as a white supremacist.

Director:

Daniel Ragussis

Writers:

Michael German (story), Joe Turner Lin (Story Consultant) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Radcliffe ... Nate Foster
Toni Collette ... Angela Zamparo
Tracy Letts ... Dallas Wolf
Sam Trammell ... Gerry Conway
Nestor Carbonell ... Tom Hernandez
Chris Sullivan ... Andrew Blackwell
Seth Numrich ... Roy
Pawel Szajda ... Vince Sargent
Devin Druid ... Johnny
Burn Gorman ... Morgan
Adam Meier Adam Meier ... Frank Hedges
Roger Yawson ... Usman
Linc Hand ... David
Vanessa Ore ... Becky
Jasson Finney ... Billy
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Idealistic FBI agent Nate Foster goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy. Written by Lionsgate Premiere

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Defend your nation. Become your enemy. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Imperium: Resistência Sem Líder See more »

Filming Locations:

Hopewell, Virginia, USA See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The name "Imperium" is Latin but commonly used in German, meaning "empire", and is synonymous with the German word "Reich", although never in the context of the German Empire ("das deutsche Kaiserreich") or the Third Reich ("das dritte Reich"). However, English-speaking Neonazis do frequently refer to a "Western Imperium" as a theoretical future global empire following their political and philosophical views. See more »

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When Johnny is speaking with the school students highlighting the error of his ways, his hair has grown back. Nate stands at the back of the class, wearing his old glasses, but he has maintained his skinhead. This makes little sense in regards to continuity of his character. See more »

Quotes

Gerry Conway: we may not live to see the world we're building.
Nate Foster: But I'll have helped to build it. A man's body dies, but his deeds live forever.
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Symphony #4 In E-Minor, Op 98 - Allegro Non Troppo
Performed by Jirí Belohlávek (uncredited)
Written by Johannes Brahms.
Courtesy of APM Music
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'For evil to triumph, it only takes good men... to do nothing.'
23 April 2017 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

Even the title of this film is terrifying: IMPERIUM – 'English-speaking Neo-Nazi frequently refer to a "Western Imperium" as a theoretical future global empire following their political and philosophical views.' Unfortunately the theme of this film is based on true incidents as written by Michael German with Daniel Ragussis who also directs. It is a magnifying glass held up to the many organizations of racists who believe that all non- Caucasian people should be destroyed – the white supremacists, be they KKK, or any other of the many hate groups whose influence is being more intensely felt during these times. It is a difficult movie to watch but at the same time perhaps it is a film that more people should see to be aware of a threat to equality that abounds, especially since January 2017!

Idealistic FBI agent Nate Foster (Daniel Radcliffe) goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy. He works in tandem with Agent Angela Zamparo (Toni Collette) and Tom Hernandez (Nestor Carbonell) to infiltrate various groups led by Tracy Aletts, Sam Trammell, Seth Numrich, Jasson Finney etc.

The concept of FBI infiltration may not be a new one, but when it is based on a series of true events is underlines the dangerous world we have created. The film is very long u the cast is strong and the action, while at time convoluted, is fast paced. Daniel Radcliffe does a star turn!


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