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Do-gooders get down and dirty to make point in 'The East'

Ellen Page, left, and Brit Marling star in “The East.”
Photographer: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Ellen Page, left, and Brit Marling star in “The East.”
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Brit Marling, who played a cult leader claiming to be a prophetess from the future in “Sound of My Voice,” takes a look at the other side of the equation in “The East,” an audacious thriller about a cultish gang of anarchists who set out to punish those poisoning the planet and the people on it. Marling plays an ex-federal agent and semi-devout Christian who wears crucifixes and listens to Christian radio, but who will ...

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