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IN THE LOOP

UK, 2008 (MIFF 2009, International Panorama)

Director: Armando Iannucci

The Office meets Yes Minister and Monty Python dosed up on speed in this hilarious take on political machinations and backroom deal making.

The bumbling political road to the Iraq war on both sides of the Atlantic comes under fire in this densely plotted, whip-smart and distressingly plausible satire based on the hit British TV series The Thick of It.

With rumours of war in the gulf making the rounds, a lowly British MP makes an on-air gaffe about war being “unforeseeable” and finds himself thrust into the limelight - and into the crosshairs of the PM's perpetually cursing king of spin. Stars James Gandolfini (The Sopranos).

“One of the best satires to come along in quite a while, a Dr. Strangelove-level examination of all the foolishness, gossip and insecurities that actually make the world run.” - Cinema Blend

D Armando Iannucci P Kevin Loader, Adam Tandy S Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche Dist Madman Entertainment TD 35mm/2008

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