Closed Circuit (Working Title 2013, Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall)

Closed Circuit (Working Title 2013, Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall)

Closed Circuit is a slow burning thriller that builds into something with real pace and excitement. Eric Bana plays Martin Stone, a prominent defence lawyer who is asked to take on the case of defending a terrorist held to be responsible for a bombing in the heart of London that left over 100 dead. He is partnered with ex-lover Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall). The pair have to keep their previous relationship secret as it could jeopardise both their careers however it soon becomes obvious to them both that they are being monitored by MI5 and their is way more to the case than they first realised. Soon both their lives are in danger…

Ample use of closed circuit footage brings home the message just how much of our daily lives are recorded and while the plot turns are pretty well sign posted it still makes for a thought provoking film. Watch out for a blink and you’ll miss it appearance from young Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark in Game of Thrones) as Bana’s son.

crew details

  • Steven Knight
  • Writer: Steven Knight
    Music: Joby Talbot
    Cinematography: Adriano Goldman
    Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Chris Clark
    Director: John Crowley

production info

  • Year of Release: 2013
  • Country: UK | Working Title – Universal – Focus Features
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 96 minutes

Eric Bana

Martin Rose

Rebecca Hall

Claudia Simmons-Howe

Jim Broadbent

Attorney General

Kenneth Cranham

Cameron Fischer

Julia Stiles

Joanna Reece

Riz Ahmed

Nazrul Sharma

Denis Moschitto

Farroukh Erdogan

Jemma Powell


Kate Lock


Katherine Press

Pregnant Daughter

Patrick Warner

Young Man on Cellphone

Ricky Nixon

Fish Trader

Pinar Ögün

Ilkay Erdogan

Hasancan Cifci

Emir Erdogan

James Lowe

Simon Fellowes