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.
In 2003, as politicians in Britain and the US angle to invade Iraq, GCHQ translator Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) leaks a classified e-mail that urges spying on members of the UN Security Council to force through the resolution to go to war. Charged with breaking the Official Secrets Act, and facing imprisonment, Katharine and her lawyers set out to defend her actions. With her life, liberty and marriage threatened, she must stand up for what she believes in…
Based on the novel The Spy Who Tried to Stop A War by Marcia & Thomas Mitchell, OFFICIAL SECRETS also stars Matt Smith, Matthew Goode and Ralph Fiennes.