OT: Official Secrets
Gavin Hood // United Kingdom, USA, 2019
Fiction Feature // FF2019
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.
DirectorIn 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.
United Kingdom, USA
OV with German subtitles
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
Paul Hepker, Mark Kilian
Entertainment One Germany
Sierra / Affinity
Classfied Films; Clear Pictures Entertainment; The Gordon Company; Screen Yorkshire
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