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Official Secrets (2019)

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The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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Gavin Hood

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Gregory Bernstein (screenplay), Sara Bernstein (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Keira Knightley ... Katharine Gun
Matthew Goode ... Peter Beaumont
Ralph Fiennes ... Ben Emmerson
MyAnna Buring ... Jasmine
Rhys Ifans ... Ed Vulliamy
Tamsin Greig ... Elizabeth Wilmshurst
Matt Smith ... Martin Bright
Indira Varma ... Shami Chakrabarti
Katherine Kelly ... Jacqueline Jones
Conleth Hill ... Roger Alton
Hattie Morahan ... Yvonne Ridley
Jack Farthing ... Andy Dumfries
Shaun Dooley ... John
Monica Dolan ... Fiona Bygate
Kenneth Cranham ... Judge Hyam
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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 ...

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30 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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Опасные секреты See more »

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The Palestinian actor Adam Bakri plays Yasar Gun, Katherine Gun's Turkish husband who was deported from the UK. She now lives in with him and their young daughter in Turkey. See more »

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30 June 2019 | by radioconductorSee all my reviews

I just looked at the poster on this one. Here's one that speaker commercial with the popcorn bouncing out is a real thing, people can hurt themselves with it; the warning label would be like 100 yards long to explain why. That's a real thing.


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