Official Secrets
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Official Secrets

by Gavin Hood

Country / Year
United Kingdom / 2019
Duration
111 Min.
Languages
EnglishEnglish
Subtitles
GermanGerman
French
Genre
Political Thriller
Tags
Justice
Based on a True Story
Crime
Politics
War
Direction
Gavin Hood
Cast
Keira Knightley,
Ralph Fiennes,
Matt Smith,
Rhys Ifans,
Matthew Goode

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” (Martin Luther King Jr.) Winter, 2003. As politicians in Britain and the US angle to invade Iraq, British Government Communications Headquarters 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.

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