Keira Knightley Thriller “Official Secrets” – BGR
In recent months, President Biden’s decision to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan has unceremoniously ended a 20-year war in a country that was home to the terrorists who attacked the United States on September 11. This decision forced a new account with the US-led invasion of Afghanistan. An invasion which, everyone probably remembers, was followed soon after by an invasion of Iraq that overthrew Saddam Hussein – but which took place under much different and darker circumstances. On a related note, among the new movies on Netflix this month is a spy thriller of 2019 which revisits a piece of this history. One that has taken on increased importance in the years since the events here.
New Movies on Netflix – Official secrets, now streaming
This new Netflix title is Official secrets, with Keira Knightley. And it dramatizes the story of British intelligence whistleblower Katharine Gun. She leaked a top-secret NSA memo in 2003, which she was able to do following a joint intelligence-sharing deal between Britain and the United States.
This memo, among others, exposed an American-British espionage operation. Essentially, the memo included details of a secret plan to wiretap the United Nations offices of six “swing state” nations. These nations were crucial to a UN vote approving the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
This story has also been told in other formats, such as during an episode of The Fantastic Real spies Podcast. In this episode, with actress Hayley Atwell as the host, Gun actually talks about the events depicted in the film. Make the episode a good complement to streaming the movie on Netflix.
“If you look at the trajectory of all governments, the future looks a lot more drastic than it even is today,” Gun said. The Chicago Tribune during press for the film in 2019. “It’s worrying that you can get to the point where you can’t even tell the truth anymore. It is essential to express oneself in a democracy. Otherwise, we live in dictatorships.
Other films to discover
Speaking of movies on current events, among the other new movies on Netflix right now in a similar vein, there is one movie that just ranked # 1 on Netflix.
Britney vs. Spears is the work product of filmmaker Erin Lee Carr (The Fire Girl New York Times journalist David Carr) and journalist Jenny Eliscu. And that comes on top of the growing number of movies and TV shows that chronicle the singer’s battle with controversial tutelage. “The world knows Britney Spears: performer, artist, icon,” reads the synopsis of Netflix. “But in recent years, his name has been publicly linked to another more mysterious term – guardianship.
“Britney vs. Spears tells the explosive story of Britney’s life and her public and private quest for freedom. Featuring years of investigative work, exclusive interviews and new material, this Netflix feature film paints a detailed portrait of the pop star’s trajectory from the Girl Next Door to a celebrity-trapped woman and family and her own legal status… Text messages and voicemail as well as new interviews with key players make it clear what Britney herself has testified to.
Namely, that “the whole story has not yet been told”.
“No one is really talking about the fact that there was another attempt to get a lawyer that somehow didn’t work out.”
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– Netflix (@netflix) September 28, 2021