2 Alternate Endings to THE EAST Starring Brit Marling and Alexander Skarsgard


The East is now available on Blu-ray and DVD, and it’s a damn fine thriller that you should consider checking out.  The film stars Brit Marling (who co-wrote the script with director Zal Batmanglij) as an undercover operative for an elite private intelligence firm who infiltrates a domestic terrorist organization in order to protect her corporate clientele.  Once she starts living as part of the anarchist collective, though, she finds that her loyalties aren’t as solid as she believed them to be and becomes conflicted when she starts falling for the charismatic leader (Alexander Skarsgard).  It’s interesting that both of these endings were filmed considering they’re so drastically different.  The final scene in the finished film is a blending of the two tones, and I think it works slightly better than these alternates endings.  However, they’re still worth watching to see what might have been.




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