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In the Loop

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Original title
In the Loop
Running time
106 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Armando Iannucci, Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche
Adam Ilhan, Elysian Quartet
Jamie Cairney
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Aramid Entertainment Fund / BBC Films
Comedy | Satire. Black Comedy. Politics. Spin-off
Synopsis / Plot
The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. But, after British Secretary of State for International Development, Simon Foster, accidentally backs military action on TV, he suddenly has a lot of friends in Washington, DC. If Simon can get in with the right DC people, if his entourage of one can sleep with the right intern, and if they can both stop the Prime Minister's spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker rigging the vote at the UN, they can halt the war. If they don't... well, they can always sack someone.
2009: Oscar: Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
2009: 2 Nominations for BAFTA Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay and British Film
2009: Film Critics Circle of New York: Best Screenplay. 2 Nominations
2009: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Supp. Actor & Screenplay
2009: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 2 Nom. including Best Sup. Actor (Capaldi)
2009: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Best Screenplay. 6 Nominations
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