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Official Secrets

OT: Official Secrets

Gavin Hood // United Kingdom, USA, 2019
Fiction Feature // FF2019
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A British whistleblower reveals exortionate machinations before the third Gulf War to the press and is arrested: a tense court drama based on a true story. Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) works as a translator for British intelligence. Shortly before the start of the Iraq War in 2003 she sees a memo from the US secret service NSA. The contents: it is intended to blackmail the members of the security council so that they vote to support an invasion of Iraq. As Gun doesn’t want her country to be involved in a conflict instigated under false pretences, she passes the information to the press – and is arrested. A trial about treason and responsibility begins in which both sides fight with no holds barred.


In 2005, GAVIN HOOD (*1963) celebrated his international breakthrough with his film of the novel Tsotsi which went on to win the Oscar for best foreign language film, among other awards. 2015 saw the release of his political thriller Eye in the Sky.



Official Secrets

Fiction Feature



United Kingdom, USA


112 min

OV with German subtitles

Gavin Hood

Gregory & Sara Bernstein, Gavin Hood, basierend auf dem Roman "The Spy Who Tried To Stop a War" von Marcia und Thomas Mitchell

Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans

Ged Doherty, Elizabeth Fowler, Melissa Shiyu Zuo

Florian Hoffmeister

Megan Hill

Paul Hepker, Mark Kilian

Claire Finlay

Entertainment One Germany

Sierra / Affinity

Classfied Films; Clear Pictures Entertainment; The Gordon Company; Screen Yorkshire

Anke Fischer, Entertainment One Germany: afischer@entonegroup.com

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