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In the Loop (2009)

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In the Loop is a British satirical black comedy film directed by Armando Iannucci. The film is a spin-off from his BBC Television series The Thick of It and satirises Anglo-American politics, in particular the invasion of Iraq. It was nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film stars Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander, Gina McKee, Chris Addison, David Rasche, and James Gandolfini.

When both the UK and the US are suggesting military intervention in the Middle East, Simon Foster, the Minister for International Development, unintentionally states that a war in the Middle East is “unforeseeable” during a radio interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. The Prime Minister’s Director of Communications, Malcolm Tucker, castigates Simon and tells him to toe the line. Toby Wright, Simon’s new aide, with the help of his girlfriend Suzy, manages to get Simon into the Foreign Office meeting that day.

Karen Clark, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomacy, who is against military intervention, is leading the meeting and flags a report by her assistant Liza Weld titled “Post-War Planning, Parameters, Implications and Possibilities” (PWPPIP). The report heavily opposes intervention, noting the lack of intelligence except that which is coming from an unsubstantiated source known as “Iceman”. Also during the committee it is hinted at that the US Assistant Secretary of State for Policy, Linton Barwick, may have set up a secret war committee. After being ambushed by reporters, Simon contradicts his previous statement by saying the government has to be prepared to “climb the mountain of conflict” and is again subjected to chastisement from Tucker…

Director: Armando Iannucci

Writers: Jesse Armstrong (screenplay), Simon Blackwell (screenplay), Armando Iannucci (screenplay), Tony Roche (screenplay), Ian Martin (additional dialogue), Harold Manning (french adaptation)

Stars: Tom Hollander, Peter Capaldi, James Gandolfini, Chris Addison, Anna Chlumsky, Gina McKee, David Rasche, Steve Coogan


Peter CapaldiMalcolm Tucker
Harry Hadden-PatonCivil Servant
Samantha HarringtonMalcolm’s Secretary
Gina McKeeJudy Molloy
Tom HollanderSimon Foster
Olivia PouletSuzy
Chris AddisonToby Wright
James SmithMichael Rodgers
Zach WoodsChad
Mimi KennedyKaren Clark
Anna ChlumskyLiza Weld
Enzo CilentiBob Adriano
Lucinda RaikesReporter
James DohertyReporter
David RascheLinton Barwick
Reid SasserAirport Security Man
James GandolfiniLt. Gen. George Miller
Johnny PembertonA.J. Brown
Chipo ChungAnnabelle Hsin
Del PentecostWhite House Tourist
Joanna ScanlanRoz
Joanna BrookesMrs. McDiarmid
Steve CooganPaul Michaelson
Rita MayMrs. Michaelson
Paul HigginsJamie MacDonald
Alex MacqueenSir Jonathan Tutt
Eve MathesonNew Minister
Will SmithNew Advisor
Christian ContrerasJeff Romero (scenes deleted)
Chizzy AkudoluUN Cleaner
Stephanie CannonUS State Department Employee
Jen CardenClub Dancer
Scot CreganAirport Traveller
Jim HildParty Goer
Julie MunState Dept. Staffer
Natasha SattlerClub Dancer
Janelle SchmidtClub Dancer
Tina SimmonsFemale Executive
John SnowdenGovernment Minister
Al SottoLimo Driver
Patrick Michael StrangeState Dept. Staffer
John WarmanSecurity
Don WhatleyParty Goer

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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