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BFF19 Official Secrets

MA15+ 112 MIN
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Synopsis

A stellar cast including Kiera Knightly and Ralph Fiennes shines in Oscar-winning director Gavin Hood’s (Tsotsi, Eye in the Sky) superb true-life political thriller about an accused British whistle-blower who leaked information about the Iraqi invasion.

It’s 2003 and British and American politicians are pressing the case for the invasion of Iraq. British intelligence specialist Katharine Gun (Knightly) is a secret service employee who receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: The United States is enlisting Britain's help in collecting compromising information on U.N. Security Council members to blackmail them into voting in favour of an invasion of Iraq. Aware of the potential explosive repercussions of this illegal directive, Gun is unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into war. Making the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press, Gun becomes a reluctant heroine who risks it all in trying to prevent a war and save the lives of thousands.

Mixing thrills with political commentary, Official Secrets is a gripping and timely portrayal of ordinary men and women working together to defeat corruption, resulting in a stirring cinematic experience.

Awards

WINNER: Audience Award Best Narrative Feature, Provincetown International Film Festival 2019
WINNER: Audience Award Best Foreign Fiction, Traverse City Film Festival 2019
NOMINATED: Golden Space Needle Award for Best Film, Seattle International Film Festival 2019

Reviews

"Official Secrets is a well-intentioned retelling of daunting act of courage."

- THE GUARDIAN


Movie Information

Release date

Tuesday 29th October

Duration

112 min

Rating

MA15+

Cast

Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode

Director

Gavin Hood

Genre

Film Festival

Language

English

Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Verona, Palace Westgarth, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Electric, Palace Central Sydney, Kino Cinema, Palace Cinema Paradiso



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