The East

Synopsis: A successful operative for an elite private intelligence firm is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.
Director(s): Zal Batmanglij
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  1 win & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
116 min

It's a trick I learned in med school.

It's perfectly safe.

You're a real doctor.

Uh, sort of.

Most people don't like to look.

I'm looking because

I don't want to.

My uncle has Parkinson's.

That's not Parkinson's.

I was in Kenya as an aid worker

and I took an antibiotic

called Denoxin.

Had an adverse reaction.

Snapped tendons,

seizures, brain damage.

From an antibiotic?

Did you sue them?

Oh, no. Those side effects are

listed on the side of the bottle.

That's how they rape you.

In broad daylight.

I feel... l feel dizzy.

Do you have water?

Just relax.

Don't fight it.

(RETCHING) Don't fight it.

Don't fight it.



You smell like soap.

I snuck into a hotel.

I'm just here to watch you.

I snuck into a hotel.

Who's deaf in your family?

No one.

My friend growing up.

What's your name?



Hmm. I'm Eve.


living like

a stray dog

sucks .


We've been squatting here for

three months. It's nice.

Benji doesn't like to stay

in one place that long.



You'll meet him.

Benji made me speak.

He told me I was

waking people up...

...with my voice.

You have to put this on.

I'm not wearing that.

If you want to come to

dinner, you wear this.

Sarah Moss from Arizona.

Who used to work in an office

but is now a traveler.


Since you're new...

...we'll wait

till you begin.

I've never eaten

this way before.

Do as you wish, but we'd

rather wait till you begin.

There's no wrong way.


What are you doing?

I'm going to hitch a ride.

I can't let you

leave on your own.

Luca will drive you back

to wherever he picked you up.

Come get something

to eat before you go.

So you can keep making an example

of me to your followers?

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Zal Batmanglij

Zal Batmanglij (born 1981) is an American film director and screenwriter. He directed and co-wrote the 2011 film Sound of My Voice and the 2013 film The East, both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as the Netflix series The OA, which debuted in 2016. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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