Colette McVeigh is a single mother who lives with her mother in Belfast. She is a republican with tyrannical brothers in the IRA. After a terminated plot to bomb London, she is arrested for the part she played in the scheme. MI5 agent Mac offers her a choice: go to prison for 25 years (after all, she is a terrorist), or go home to her mother and son and, in turn, spy on her extremist family and pass on information to Mac. However, no sooner has she become Mac's informant than Colette is in grave danger after suspicions are raised following an ambushed secret operation of her brothers'.
Adapted into film by the author of the novel of the same time, Tom Bradby, who was a TV correspondent in Northern Ireland in the nineties, 'Shadow Dancer' is a gripping thriller directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh ('Man on Wire', 'Red Riding', 'Project Nim'). The drama will take you on an emotional journey, confusing your inherent moral core and taking you into various ethical dilemmas, creating a psychological rollercoaster and raising important issues that are culturally relative. 'Shadow Dancer' has been written from primary intelligence and reports adding to the grit of this thought-provoking British movie. It will be released in the UK on August 24th 2012.
Directed by: James Marsh
Starring: Clive Owen, Domhnall Gleeson, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson, Aidan Gillen, Brid Brennan, David Wilmot, Martin McCann