In a time when recycling has been used a lot in the cinema, from time to time a pleasant surprise appears and a very original plot appears. The system (The East) is one such case.
At first, the basic synopsis of the feature is not at all flashy. She only informs that the film narrates the search for an FBI agent to a fascist organization, to overthrow her she infiltrates the organization and ends up falling in love with the leader. However, the plot is much more complex than that.
To begin with, it is not for the boss itself that the agent Sarah (Brit Marling) if in love, in reality she is conquered by the ideals of that organization and the case with the boss is only a consequence. The East is an organization that fights against system abuse. Formed by people who felt the consequences of companies that do not mind harming the population or the environment in order to earn their profits, they make a huge criticism of the current situation in the world.
And to reach the public and make their message clear, they are really extremists in the way they live. Totally naturalists, they protest against all forms of abuse and waste, even eating only the foods that restaurants and markets throw away when new merchandise arrives, to prove they were in good condition and to point out the absurd way that companies work, so many people needing food and throw it away just to free up space.
There are also heavier arguments, such as Doc (Toby Kebbell), a former doctor who suffers to this day for taking a medicine that affects the brain, because of the drug, ended up losing the firmness of his hand and can no longer practice medicine. Other people died from this drug, so the organization decided to expose how harmful the drug is by "poisoning" the owners of the pharmaceutical company responsible for it during a party. That is the objective of the organization, to attack companies in exactly the same way that they attacked the population.
The film raises a great controversy and opens society's eyes to what is happening right under our nose. It goes so far as to make you want to stand up and fight for a little justice in the world. This wonderful plot suffers from low marketing, being sold as something much more mediocre, when in reality it has an original, interesting and very well constructed script. All of this is set in a great atmosphere of suspense, which manages to keep the public's interest until the final outcome.
This great story would not have the impact it had without good performances and this team leaves nothing to be desired. Brit Marling has been showing a great revelation in recent years. A rising star, his name is already recognized in his most recent works. Her performance was wonderful and now she decided to show that she also has talent as a screenwriter and rocked as a co-writer alongside Zal Batmanglij. Brit deserves many credits and praise for the work on this wonderful script, complemented by her perfect performance.
Of the cast, the best known as Alexander Skarsgård (the head of the organization, Benji), which became well known for its role in True Blood and Ellen Page, well known for its role in Juno. Those who enjoy and watch British television will also recognize Toby Kebbell, whose most recent role was in The Escape Artist, next to the divine David Tennant.
The system it is an incredible social criticism, which covers much more than the themes existing in other productions. Opening eyes to problems that most people are not even aware of, it is a work that deserved much more prominence and dissemination.
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