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OFFICIAL SECRETS

by Gavin Hood

synopsis

Based on the book The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War, Official Secrets tells the true story of British secret-service officer Katharine Gun, who during the immediate run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq leaked a top-secret National Security Agency memo. The memo—which exposed an illegal U.S.-U.K. spying operation against members of the United Nations Security Council—proposed blackmailing smaller, undecided member states into voting for war.

international title: Official Secrets
original title: Official Secrets
country: United Kingdom, United States
sales agent: Sierra / Affinity (US)
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Gavin Hood
film run: 112'
screenplay: Sara Bernstein, Gregory Bernstein, Gavin Hood
cast: Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans, Adam Bakri, Ralph Fiennes, Indira Varma, Conleth Hill, MyAnna Buring, Tamsin Greig
cinematography by: Florian Hoffmeister
film editing: Megan Gill
art director: Simon Rogers
music: Paul Hepker, Mark Kilian
producer: Ged Doherty, Elizabeth Fowler, Melissa Shiyu Zuo
co-producer: Jennifer Fowler, Todd M. Johnson, Neil Leibman, Sarada McDermott, J. Mace Meeks, Paula Graybill Smith
executive producer: Mark Gordon, Matt Jackson, Sara _Smith, Gavin Hood, Claudia Bluemhuber, Anne Sheehan, Hugo Heppell
production: Classified Films, eOne Films, Raindog Film Co., The Gordon Company (US)
backing: Screen Yorkshire (GB)
distributor: GEM Entertainment, SND (Société Nouvelle de Distribution) Films
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