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Synopsis

Based on the true story of Katharine Gun, a former Mandarin translator at the British intelligence agency GCHQ in Cheltenham, who made headlines after she leaked a confidential NSA memo that proposed the US and UK put pressure on six ‘swing’ nations on the UN Security Council to vote in favour of the imminent 2003 Iraq invasion.
The Observer newspaper in the UK broke the story and Gun was subsequently arrested and charged under the Official Secrets Act, sparking a public outcry. Authorities dropped the case almost as soon as her trial began in early 2004.
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2019 - Premieres - World premiere

Details

Year
2019
Type of film
Features
Director
Gavin Hood
Producer
Ged Doherty, Elizabeth Fowler, Melissa Shiyu Zuo
Co-Producer
Sarada McDermott
Executive Producer
Claudia Bluemhuber, Anne Sheehan, Hugo Heppell
Screenwriter
Gregory Bernstein (screenplay), Sara Bernstein (screenplay), Gavin Hood (screenplay)
Director of Photography
Florian Hoffmeister
Production Designer
Simon Rogers
Principal Cast
Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode, Conleth Hill, Indira Varma, Rhys Ifans, MyAnna Buring

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Last updated 29th November 2018

Production Company

US, UK coproduction

A Classified Films (UK), The Gordon Company (US), eOne Features (UK), Raindog Films (UK) production with support from Screen Yorkshire (UK)

Classified Films
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eOne Features
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Raindog Films
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London
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ged@raindogfilms.com

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