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‘Official Secrets’ - From ‘Tsotsi’ and ‘Eye in the Sky’ director comes “a powerful and vital film about lies, deception, and one woman’s fight for truth.” Keira Knightley

Release date: Fri 13 Dec 2019
Running time:112 (1h52’)
Age restriction:16 L

The truth is always the first casualty of war.

2003. As politicians in Britain and the US angle to invade Iraq, GCHQ translator Katharine Gun leaks a classified e-mail that urges spying on members of the UN Security Council to force through the resolution to go to war. Charged with breaking the Official Secrets Act, and facing imprisonment, Katharine and her lawyers set out to defend her actions. With her life, liberty and marriage threatened, she must stand up for what she believes in.

Genre: Biopic, Drama, Thriller
Cast: Keira Knightley
Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans, Adam Bakri, Ralph Fiennes
Directed by: Gavin Hood
Screenplay: Sara Bernstein, Gregory Bernstein, Gavin Hood
Music: Paul Hepker, Mark Kilian
Produced by: Ged Doherty, Elizabeth Fowler, Melissa Shiyu Zuo
Language: English
Country / Year: UK, USA,  2019

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A morality tale for the 21st century, Official Secrets tells the true story of British Intelligence whistle-blower Katharine Gun who, during the immediate run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, leaked a top secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation against members of the UN Security Council. The memo proposed blackmailing smaller, undecided member states into voting for war. At great personal and professional risk, journalist Martin Bright published the leaked document in The Observer newspaper in London, and the story made headlines around the world.