14A(14A)

Synopsis

Drama. Based on the book 'The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War: Katharine Gun and the Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion' by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell. In the lead up to the Iraq war, a British signals intelligence officer (Keira Knightley) leaks an internal memo and then copes with the consequences of breaching the Official Secrets Act.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of cursing, profanity, scatological slang, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent depictions of war violence in a documentary context - little blood or detail

Thematic elements

  • Integrity
  • Exposing the truth
  • Risk versus reward

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for frequent coarse language

Classification date

August 12, 2019