Official Secrets (2019)
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Official Secrets (2019)

Genre
Drama, Biography, Thriller
Release Date
August 23, 2019
Studio
IFC Films
Official Site
http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/official-secrets
Genre
Drama, Biography, Thriller
Release Date
August 23, 2019
MPAA Rating
-
Duration
112 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
IFC Films
Official Site
http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/official-secrets
Director
Gavin Hood
Producer
Elizabeth Fowler, Mark Gordon, Ged Doherty, Melissa Shiyu Zuo
Screenwriter
Sara Bernstein, Gregory Bernstein
Starring

She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, "Official Secrets" tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain's help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq.

Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm's way.