She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq.
"ENGROSSING… A SLICE OF REAL-LIFE ESPIONAGE."
- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
"KEIRA KNIGHTLEY IS ELECTRIC."
- Benjamin Lee, The Guardian
"LIKE THE WHISTLEBLOWER AT ITS CENTER… HAS BACKBONE AND CONVICTION, SOMETHING WE COULD USE MORE OF TODAY."
- Adam Graham, Detorit News
Directed by Gavin Hood
Written by Gregory Bernstein (screenplay), Sara Bernstein (screenplay)
Starring Matthew Goode, Indira Varma, Keira Knightley
Runtime: 1h 52min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Rated: PG: coarse language; violence