In the run-up to the Shock and Awe attack on Iraq, Keira Knightley is Katharine Gun — a British intelligence officer who risked everything to expose a US plot to force UN delegates to support the Iraq war.
“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. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm’s way.” – IFC
(UK, USA / 2019 / Directed by Gavin Hood)
R / 1 hr 52 mins.