Official Secrets is a 2019 British-American docudrama film directed by Gavin Hood.
The starring cast includes Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans, Adam Bakri, Ralph Fiennes, Indira Varma, Conleth Hill, Tamsin Greig, Hattie Morahan and others.
IFC Films on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 released the trailer:
Official Secrets ft. Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith - Official Trailer I HD I IFC Films.
In early 2003, GCHQ analyst Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) obtains a memo detailing a joint United States and British operation to spy on diplomats from several non - permanent United Nations Security Council member states Cameroon, Chile, Bulgaria and Guinea in order to "dig dirt" on them and influence the Security Council into passing a resolution supporting an invasion of Iraq. Angered that the United Kingdom is being led into a war on false pretenses, Katharine leaks the memo to a friend involved in the anti-war movement, who passes it to anti-war activist Yvonne Ridley (Hattie Morahan), who in turn passes it to The Observer journalist Martin Bright (Matt Smith).
The Observer editor Peter Beaumont (Matthew Goode) allows Martin to investigate the story in the interest of journalism. To verify the authenticity of the leak memo, Martin enlists the help of the Observer's Washington, DC correspondent Ed Vulliamy (Rhys Ifans) in contacting the memo's author Frank Koza, the Chief of Staff at the "regional targets" section of the National Security Agency. Despite the Observer pro-war stance, Peter convinces chief editor Roger Alton (Conleth Hill) that the leaked memo is worth publishing.
The publication of the leaked memo in March 2003 generates considerable public and media interest. The Drudge Report attempts to discredit the document as a fake after a young staffer named Nicole Mowbray (Hanako Footman) accidentally changed the text from American to British English. However, Martin is able to produce the original memo, confirming its authenticity. Katharine's actions prompt GCHQ to launch an internal investigation. Seeking to prevent the US and UK invasion of Iraq, Katharine confesses to leaking the memo. She is arrested and imprisoned for a night before being released on remand.
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The film Official Secrets was scheduled to be released on January 28, 2019 (Sundance, Sundance Film Festival), on August 30, 2019 (United States), on October 18, 2019 (United Kingdom), on November 21, 2019 (Germany) and on January 3, 2020 (Turkey) by Entertainment One (United Kingdom), IFC Films (United States), Aurum Films, CGV Mars Dagitim, Diamond Films, Impuls Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Phars Film, Shaw Organisation, Star Channel Movies, Tanweer Alliances, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation (TFC), Ukrainian Film Distribution (UFD), Universal Pictures International (UPI), WW Entertainment, Wild Side Films, Film & TV House, GEM Entertainment, NOS Audiovisuais, Paramount Home Entertainment and eOne Films Spain.
The duration of the film is 112 minutes. The film grossed over $9.5 million.
The film Official Secrets is rated with "R" rating.
Official Secrets got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 82/100.
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