Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Sir Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the stability of the organization. Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny's striking next-door neighbor and political activist Nancy Pierpan (Rachel Weisz) seems too good to be true. Johnny is forced to walk out of his job, and then out of his identity to find out the truth. Set in London and Cambridge, this is a contemporary spy movie for the BBC, which addresses intelligence issues and moral dilemmas particular to the new century.
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Of the film's response and reception, actor Bill Nighy said: ''It's about issues that resonated with people. It reflected on current affairs in an original way and the story was told at a pace that people liked. It didn't assume that you had attention deficit problems''. He added: ''I was very pleased that 'Page Eight' was shown at quite a few international film festivals. It was very satisfying for me to see David [Hare] being celebrated as a director as well as a writer. The fact that the film was chosen to close the Toronto Film Festival and to open the Warsaw Film Festival was brilliant.'' See more
The airport departure board shows long-haul destinations with flight numbers for EasyJet and Ryanair. For instance, EZY215 is shown as a flight to Santiago, while in reality, it is a Stansted to Glasgow flight. See more
When you don't know the truth everything freezes and you can't move on.
Fine and Mellow
written by Billie Holiday
Used by kind permission of Carlin Music Corp
Performance of Billie Holiday
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