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Backstabbing for Beginners (2018)

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A young program coordinator at the United Nations stumbles upon a conspiracy involving Iraq's oil reserves.

Director:

Per Fly

Writers:

Per Fly (screenplay by), Daniel Pyne (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Theo James ... Michael
Ben Kingsley ... Pasha
Jacqueline Bisset ... Christina Dupre
Rossif Sutherland ... Trevor
Belçim Bilgin ... Nashim
Rachel Wilson ... Lily
Brian Markinson ... Rasnetsov
Shauna MacDonald ... Reporter
Daniela Lavender ... Ruth
Aidan Devine ... Justin Cutter
Hattie Kragten ... Kate
Peshang Rad ... Hassan
Mishu Vellani ... Award Presenter
Abbas Abdulghani ... Kurdish Imam
Dwight Ireland ... U.S. Customs Agent
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A young program coordinator at the United Nations stumbles upon a conspiracy involving Iraq's oil reserves.

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If You Dig Too Deep, You May Not Like What Comes Up


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Rated R for language throughout, and some violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Denmark | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2018 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Dobbeltspil See more »

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Color
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Josh Hutcherson was set to play the lead role in this movie, but when co-Writer and Director Per Fly informed him they would be shooting in Morocco and Jordan, Hutcherson dropped out because of safety reasons. See more »

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Pasha: The first rule of diplomacy is that the truth is not a matter of fact, it's a matter of consensus.
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Baneful history to remember always
21 July 2018 | by BachfeuerSee all my reviews

It may be inevitable that a true story involving serious issues will be hard pressed to be as good a "yarn" as one made just for the action and excitement. This highly worthwhile and fully attention-holding film has suffered from unfair comparison with pure entertainment films. It is well for us to be reminded from time to time, what misery and devastation venal US foreign policy has wreaked in various regions. The present asymmetrical cyber-warfare on our political institutions is largely blow-back. I hate to think that the Trump presidency may at least have prevented a repeat of this film's appalling scenario perpetrated upon Iran. By the way, be sure to notice Belçim Bilgin as the femme fatale--a Turkish actress paradoxically cast as a Kurd. Oh well.


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