Director John Crowley Interview for “Closed Circuit” 


John Crowley (“Intermission,” “Boy A”) directs “Closed Circuit” from a script written by Steven Knight (“Eastern Promises,” “Dirty Pretty Things”). The film gives us a rare glimpse inside the world of closed trials in the U.K. post 9/11 and 7/7. Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall star as ex-lovers who must team up for the defense of an international terrorist.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** What inspired him to make “Closed Circuit”
*** The unusual closed-trial proceedings in the U.K.
*** The balance of being a taut thriller yet still entertaining
*** The film’s 70s political thriller roots
*** London plays another character in the film
*** The meaning of “Closed Circuit” the title



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