Official Secrets (2019)
The Truth is Always the First Casualty of War
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Official Secrets (2019)
Movies Drama War Romance Thriller Biography

02 Jan 2020 (France) 112 min Classified Films IMDB 7.3   
Actors: Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith, MyAnna Buring, Conleth Hill, Indira Varma, Rhys Ifans, Katherine Kelly, Jeremy Northam, Tamsin Greig, Jack Farthing, Shaun Dooley, Hattie Morahan, Hanako Footman, Ray Panthaki, Kenneth Cranham, Monica Dolan, Chris Larkin, John Heffernan, Clive Francis, Jodie McNee, Adam Bakri, Angus Wright, Peter Guinness, Atul Sharma, Chris Reilly, George W. Bush, Darrell D'Silva, Manoj Anand, Raad Rawi, Adam Darlington, Lindy Whiteford, Fiona Skinner, Tim Wildman, Janie Dee, Niccy Lin, Tina Louise Owens, Colin Powell, Joanne James, Michael James, Tony Blair, Brett Allen, Colin Murtagh, Will Barton, Paul Blackwell, John Alan Roberts, Mark Anthony Dawson, Jo Wheatley, Lee Byford, Raj Awasti, David Maybrick, Craig Thomas Lambert, Grant Crookes, Mark Phillips, Jane Hamer, Tony Holness, Mark Hugh-Williams, Mark Preston, Paul Redfern, Tim Walker, Bianca Rudman, Jess Kaur, Corinna Wilson, Daniel Hopkins, Nicola Simonds, Anneliese Orr, Gary Davies, Jatinder Rehal, Stuart Ramsay, Frank Saul, Kieran Thomas, Martin Webbe, T. Mark Owens, Shafi Choudhury, Nig Richards, Alex Fraguglia, Mansoor Shah, Anthony G Hamer, Mohammed Alsaeed, Shayast Panezai, Patrick Moy, John James Woodward, Rodrig Andrisan, Antony Barlow, Rene Costa, Lora Moss, Dave Simon
Director: Gavin Hood |  Country: United Kingdom, United States |  Language: English, Mandarin
Mpaa: R

The Plot
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. Members of the Security Council were outraged and any chance of a UN resolution in favour of war collapsed. But within days, Bush declared he no longer needed UN backing and invaded anyway. As Iraq descended into chaos, Katharine was arrested and charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act. Martin faced potential charges too. Their legal battles exposed the highest levels of government in both London and Washington with having manipulated intelligence in order to sell an illegal war.

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