- Original title
- Running time
- 106 min.
- United States
Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth (Biography: Valerie Plame)
Summit Entertainment, River Road Entertainment, Weed Road Pictures, Participant Media
Thriller. Action. Drama | Biography. Spy Film. Based On A True Story. Iraq War. Politics
- Synopsis / Plot
- As a covert officer in the CIA’s Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valerie’s husband, diplomat Joe Wilson, is drawn into the investigation to substantiate an alleged sale of enriched uranium from Niger. But when the administration ignores his findings and uses the issue to support the call to war, Joe writes a New York Times editorial outlining his conclusions and igniting a firestorm of controversy. Soon after, Valerie’s covert status is reported by a high-profile Washington journalist. With her cover blown and her overseas contacts placed in mortal danger, Valerie is pushed to the breaking point as her career and private life collapse. After years serving the government, Valerie -a mother, a wife and a field officer with an impeccable record-now struggles to save her reputation, her career and her family.
: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
: Satellite Awards: 3 Nominations including Best Actress (Naomi Watts)
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