Official Secrets

2019 | USA, UK | R | 112 min.


State Theatre Thu, Aug 1, 2019 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Blow that Whistle!
Release Year:2019
Runtime:112 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Gavin Hood
Produced by:Ged Doherty
Screenwriter:Sara Bernstein
Cinematography:Florian Hoffmeister
Editing By:Megan Gill
Music By:Paul Hepker
Mark Kilian
Cast:Keira Knightley
Matthew Goode
Ralph Finnes
Indira Varma


We think it’s about time someone told this story of the courageous real-life British secret agent you’ve probably never heard of. Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) wasn’t expecting to come across a memo outlining efforts to blackmail and coerce UN Security Council members into voting for war with Iraq—but when she did she was faced with a choice: forget about it, or expose the truth. What follows is a tense political thriller about the aftermath of her attempt to make the info public. Risking her life and the deportation of her husband, Gun never backs down, even through a grueling trial for treason. Employing actual news footage and plenty of talented famous faces (Ralph Fiennes, The Crown's Matthew Goode and Matt Smith) this powerful exploration of government corruption and the bravery it takes to fight against it will captivate.