Shadow Dancer

United Kingdom, Ireland, 2012


Today, at 18.00, at the House of Cinema in Rome. The movie will be introduced by Stuart Graham.


Director: James Marsh; screenplay: Tom Bradby; cinematography: Rob Hardy; editing: Jinx Godfrey; production design: Jon Henson; costumes: Lorna Marie Mugan; music: Dickon Hinchliffe; casting: Nina Gold; producers: Chris Coen, Andrew Lowe, Ed Guiney; production companies: Unanimous Entertainment, Element Pictures, Wild Bunch Productions; Italian distribution: Moviemax; Irish location: Dublin; running time: 100’

Cast: Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Domhnall Gleeson, Brid Brennan, Aidan Gillen, Gillian Anderson, Martin McCann, David Wilmot, Michael McElhatton, Stuart Graham



Collette McVeigh is a Republican living in Belfast with her mother and hardliner IRA brothers. When she is arrested for her part in an aborted IRA bomb plot in London, an MI5 officer (Mac) offers her a choice: lose everything and go to prison for 25 years 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 Mac and return home, but when her brothers’ secret operation is ambushed, suspicions of an informant are raised and Collette finds both herself and her family in grave danger.