Movie 'Official Secrets'

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Nothing is more dangerous than the truth

The true story of British intelligence whistleblower Katharine Gun who—prior to the 2003 Iraq invasion—leaked a top-secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation against members of the UN Security Council. The memo proposed blackmailing member states into voting for war.

Switzerland German (Deutsch)

Dies ist die wahre Geschichte der britischen Geheimdienstmitarbeiterin Katharine Gun, die hochgeheime Unterlagen der NSA über britisch-amerikanische Abhöraktionen leakte.

Germany German (Deutsch)

2003: Katharine Gun, Übersetzerin beim britischen Nachrichtendienst GCHQ, erhält ein streng geheimes Memo. Darin fordert der US-Geheimdienst NSA die britischen Kollegen auf, einige Mitgliedsstaaten des UN-Sicherheitsrats auszuspionieren. Der perfide Plan: belastendes Material zu sammeln, um eine Zustimmung zur UN-Resolution für den Irakkrieg zu erpressen. Katharine gerät in einen moralischen Zwiespalt, entscheidet sich aber, das Dokument zu leaken. Die brisanten Informationen werden schließlich von Journalist Martin Bright im "Observer" veröffentlicht - ein Coup! Sofort beginnt bei GCHQ die fieberhafte Jagd nach dem Whistleblower. Als Katharine erlebt, wie ihre Kollegen unter immer größerem Druck verhört werden, gesteht sie. Sie wird verhaftet und angeklagt, gegen den "Official Secrets Act" verstoßen zu haben, ihrem kurdischen Ehemann Yasar droht die sofortige Abschiebung. Katharines letzte Hoffnung: Menschenrechtsanwalt Ben Emmerson, mit dessen Hilfe sie ihre Verteidigung vorbereitet.

Austria German (Deutsch)

Dies ist die wahre Geschichte der britischen Geheimdienstmitarbeiterin Katharine Gun, die hochgeheime Unterlagen der NSA über britisch-amerikanische Abhöraktionen leakte.

France French (Français)

2003 : les États-Unis et l’Angleterre souhaitent intervenir en Irak. Katharine Gun, employée des renseignements britanniques, reçoit une note de la NSA : les États-Unis sollicitent l'aide de la Grande-Bretagne pour rassembler des informations compromettantes sur certains membres du Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU et les obliger à voter en faveur de l’invasion. Gun prend alors la décision de divulguer le mémo à la presse afin d’empêcher la guerre. En choisissant d’exposer cette vaste conspiration politique, la lanceuse d’alerte va tout risquer : sa vie, sa famille, sa liberté…

Italy Italian (Italiano)

Official Secrets - Segreto di stato

La vera storia di Katharine Gun, interprete nei Servizi Segreti Britannici, che decide di svelare alla stampa un'operazione di spionaggio illegale di Stati Uniti e Regno Unito a danno dei membri del Consiglio di Sicurezza dell'ONU durante l’invasione dell'Iraq del 2003.

Release Date
Runtime
Keywords
2000s
biography
iraq war
london, england
politics
washington dc, usa
whistleblower
Genres
Drama
History
Thriller
Languages
English
Mandarin (普通话)
Production Countries
flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
Clear Pictures Entertainment
Classified Films
The Gordon Company
United Kingdom Screen Yorkshire
Release Dates
United States of America Premiere Sundance Film Festival
United States of America Theatrical (limited) R
United Kingdom Theatrical (limited) 15 BFI London Film Festival
United Kingdom Theatrical 15
Australia English: Theatrical R18+
Germany Theatrical 6
France Digital e-cinéma
Germany Physical 6
Ratings
TMDb 72% · 680 (more information on website)
IMDb 73% · 46,121 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 82% (more information on website)
metacritic 63% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
Katharine GunKeira Knightley
Martin BrightMatt Smith
Ben EmmersonRalph Fiennes
Yasar GunAdam Bakri
Peter BeaumontMatthew Goode
Ed VulliamyRhys Ifans
Shami ChakrabartiIndira Varma
James WelchJohn Heffernan
Roger AltonConleth Hill
Andy DumfriesJack Farthing
JasmineMyAnna Buring
TinTinPeter Guinness
JerryChris Reilly
JohnShaun Dooley
Kamal AhmedRay Panthaki
Nigel JonesChris Larkin
Fiona BygateMonica Dolan
Rear Admiral Nick WilkinsonClive Francis
Elizabeth WilmshurstTamsin Greig
Yvonne RidleyHattie Morahan
Judge HyamKenneth Cranham
Ken MacDonaldJeremy Northam
Jacqueline JonesKatherine Kelly
Nicole MowbrayHanako Footman
Mark EllisonAngus Wright
Ken MacdonaldJeremy Northam
Jacqueline / MI6 AgentKatherine Kelly
MelRaad Rawi
PolicewomanFiona Skinner
Self (archival footage)Tony Blair
Self (archival footage)George W. Bush
Self (archival footage)Andrew Marr
Self (archival footage)Katharine Gun
Mi-YungNiccy Lin
Mrs. ArcherGabrielle Downey
Edie RiellyLindy Whiteford
Jan ClementsJanie Dee
Paul BeaverWill Barton
Male JournalistMartin Bright
Female JournalistVanessa Thorpe
John Internal SecurityShaun Dooley
Female Custody SergeantSophie Duval
Police OfficerStuart Ramsay
Duty SolicitorJodie McNee
Officer PittDavid Maybrick
Officer KnowlesSimon Rogers
Anne EmmersonRaquel Cassidy
Young Romanian GirlCorinna Wilson
Duty OfficerBrett Allen
DriverPatrick Moy
BBC ReporterVinta Morgan
Courtroom GuardJessica Fostekew
Clerk of the CourtMichael James

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
ArtArt Department AssistantRosa Nolan-Warren
Art DirectionAndy Watson
Ben Clements
Assistant Set DecorationLaura Iwanyckyj
Construction ManagerBob Charlton
Graphic DesignerFlorence Tasker
Production DesignSimon Rogers
Property MasterJason Bond
Set DecorationDavid Morison
Standby Art DirectorJen Ainsley
Supervising Art DirectorBill Crutcher
Camera"A" Camera OperatorOssie McLean
Camera TraineeJasmine Orrey
Digital Imaging TechnicianJoe Steel
Director of PhotographyFlorian Hoffmeister
First Assistant "A" CameraWill Morris
First Assistant "B" CameraRupert Hornstein
GripAdrian Barry
Key GripAlex Fraser
Second Assistant "A" CameraChris King
Second Assistant "B" CameraAaran Lewis Leach
Steadicam OperatorOssie McLean
Still PhotographerMatt Squire
Nick Wall
Robert Viglasky
Costume & Make-UpCostume DesignClaire Finlay-Thompson
Costume SupervisorHelen Bolter
CostumerCharles Gillies
Hair DesignerNadia Stacey
Makeup & HairAbby Graves
Anna Morena
Carolyn Cousins
Dani Haigh
Tapio Salmi
Makeup DesignerNadia Stacey
CrewStunt CoordinatorSarah Franzl
Stunt DriverBen Dimmock
Daniel Rawlins
Karen Smithson
Lee Millham
Nick Chopping
Paul Heasman
DirectingDirectorGavin Hood
First Assistant DirectorToni Staples
Script SupervisorSan Davey
Second Assistant DirectorSarah MacFarlane
Second Unit First Assistant DirectorAmy King
Third Assistant DirectorAmy King
EditingAssistant EditorPj Harling
EditorMegan Gill
First Assistant EditorTraci Duran
LightingBest Boy ElectricSimon Atherton
ElectricianRichard Haigh
Sam Chapman
GafferDan Fontaine
Rigging GafferRobert Gavigan
ProductionAssistant AccountantBecky Scurrah
Daniel Hamill
Assistant Location ManagerJonathon Lawrence
Mark Wilson
Assistant Production CoordinatorJamie Hollingworth
Associate ProducerJenna Berger
CastingKate Dowd
Casting AssistantEmma Bolton
Casting AssociateClare Harlow
Co-ProducerSarada McDermott
Executive ProducerAnne Sheehan
Claudia Bluemhuber
Gavin Hood
Hugo Heppell
Mark Gordon
Matt Jackson
Sara Smith
Location AssistantJoe Gradwell
Location ManagerEmma Jane Richards
Payroll AccountantMartin Ainscough
ProducerElizabeth Fowler
Ged Doherty
Melissa Shiyu Zuo
Production AccountantBen Arslanian
Production CoordinatorCharlotte Cox
Kelsey Hammond
Production RunnerCait Downs
Production SecretaryKristian Turnbull
Mari Hopkins
Unit Production ManagerNancy Bray
SoundADR MixerLuke Nagy
Dialogue EditorChase Keehn
First Assistant Sound EditorHugh Sherlock
Foley ArtistJason Charbonneau
John Sievert
Stefan Fraticelli
Foley EditorJohn Loranger
Justin Helle
Kristi McIntyre
Foley MixerRandy Wilson
Ron Mellegers
Foley SupervisorRandy Wilson
Music EditorBrent Brooks
OrchestratorBronson Buskett
Mark Kilian
Paul Hepker
Original Music ComposerMark Kilian
Paul Hepker
Production Sound MixerJim Greenhorn
Sound Re-Recording MixerCraig Mann
Laura Wiest
Supervising Sound EditorCraig Mann