30.09. - 09.10.2021

Official Secrets United Kingdom, USA 2019 | 112 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Gavin Hood

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.

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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.

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Original title: Official Secrets
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Gavin Hood
Screenplay: Gregory & Sara Bernstein, Gavin Hood, basierend auf dem Roman "The Spy Who Tried To Stop a War" von Marcia und Thomas Mitchell
Cast: Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans
Producer: Ged Doherty, Elizabeth Fowler, Melissa Shiyu Zuo
Director of Photography: Florian Hoffmeister
Music: Paul Hepker, Mark Kilian
Production Design: Claire Finlay
Editor: Megan Hill
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor: Entertainment One Germany
World Sales: Sierra / Affinity
Production: Classfied Films; Clear Pictures Entertainment; The Gordon Company; Screen Yorkshire
Contact: Anke Fischer, Entertainment One Germany:


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