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Official Secrets Rated 15

Official Secrets

Dir. Gavin Hood. UK/USA, 2019. 1h 52m. Starring Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Indira Varma, Rhys Ifans, MyAnna Buring.

The true story of Katharine Gun, a British civil servant who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Oscar-winning director Gavin Hood’s morally complex yet gripping human drama illuminates one of the important whistleblowers of modern times.

'Keira Knightley gives a focused, plausible and sympathetic performance as Gun, and the film shows that she is in many ways the classic whistleblower' ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

'While it'll do nothing to restore trust in the august bodies that rule the land, it's a pacy, palm-clammying watch.' ★★★★ Philip De Semlyen, Time Out