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Exclusive Video: How Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij Made 'The East' Look Like a Big Budget Studio Thriller

By Indiewire | Indiewire September 19, 2013 at 10:43AM

Two years after "Another Earth" and "Sound of My Voice" catapulted her to indie-icon status at Sundance, Brit Marling reunited with her "Sound of My Voice" director and co-writer Zal Batmanglij for the Fox Searchlight thriller "The East," now available on DVD and Blu-ray.
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Two years after "Another Earth" and "Sound of My Voice" catapulted her to indie icon status at Sundance, Brit Marling reunited with her "Sound of My Voice" director and co-writer Zal Batmanglij for the Fox Searchlight thriller "The East," now available on DVD and Blu-ray. The film centers on an ex-FBI agent (Marling) who infiltrates an anarchist collective known as The East suspected of attacking corporate CEOs. Once embedded within the group (headed by a shaggy Alexander Skarsgård), however, she soon finds herself on their side.

READ MORE: Brit Marling and Ellen Page Deconstruct 'The East' and Explain Why Robert Redford is an 'Anarchist Thinker'

In a video, below, exclusive to Indiewire, Marling and Batmanglij dish on how they made "The East" look like it was made for a much higher budget than it actually was (the reported budget for the film is just over $6 million).


This article is related to: Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij, The East, DVD / Blu-Ray, Blu-ray







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