the_east-locandinaSarah Moss (Brit Marling) is a former FBI agent and an operative for the private intelligence firm Hiller Brood, headed by Sharon (Patricia Clarkson). Under the pretext of going to Dubai, she leaves behind her boyfriend, Tim (Jason Ritter), and searches for an anarchist, eco-terrorist collective called The East in order to protect a Hiller Brood client. She encounters a rag-tag group of itinerant hippies in a railroad boxcar, who are roughly dispersed by railroad police. In the process, she winds up in Luca’s (Shiloh Fernandez) van and deduces that he must be a member of The East. While he searches dumpsters for food, she cuts her own arm and pleads with him to take her to a doctor. Luca blindfolds her and takes her to the house where The East is squatting and Doc (Toby Kebbell) sutures her cut with Super Glue…