The American government takes a long hard look at itself in this politically urgent drama starring Adam Driver.
Dir-Scr Scott Z Burns
Prod Steven Soderbergh, Jennifer Fox, Scott Z Burns, Kerry Orent, Michael Sugar, Eddy Moretti, Danny Gabai
With Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm
UK Distribution Curzon
Is torture ever warranted? Has it ever thwarted a terrorist attack? Did it lead to information that found Osama bin Laden? Daniel Jones (Adam Driver) is the report-writing man in the basement, piecing together the facts about the CIA’s cavalier approach to torture following 9/11. But many powerful people would rather the military’s ‘Enhanced Interrogation Techniques’ stayed in the shadows and it becomes evident that Jones and the report’s commissioner Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) have a fight on their hands. Director Scott Z Burns (screenwriter of Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum and the forthcoming Bond film) nods to the politically conscious thrillers of the 1970s with this lean and timely drama, showing how vital it is that a nation can look clear-eyed into its own darkest moments.