Official Secrets (15) at Ely Cinema

Keira Knightley offers a rousing lead performance in this morality tale for the 21st century.

­­­A political thriller based on GCHQ whistle blower Katherine Gun, who leaked a memo exposing illegal efforts to blackmail UN diplomats tasked to vote on the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press, setting off an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm and expose a vast political conspiracy. Very strong language.

Director: Gavin Hood.

Stars: Matthew Goode, Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Indira Varma, Rhys Ifans, Matt Smith.

112 mins.

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