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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.

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Per Fly

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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
Belçim Bilgin ... Nashim
Rossif Sutherland ... Trevor
Brian Markinson ... Rasnetsov
Rachel Wilson ... Lily
Shauna MacDonald ... Reporter
Daniela Lavender ... Ruth
Aidan Devine ... Justin Cutter
Peshang Rad ... Hassan
Dwight Ireland ... U.S. Customs Agent
Mishu Vellani ... Award Presenter
Elena Khan Elena Khan ... Prisoner
Zahir Gilani ... Bearded Man
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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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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:

27 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dobbeltspil See more »

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

Quotes

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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Kinda Disappointing..
21 April 2018 | by adonis98-743-186503See all my reviews

A young program coordinator at the United Nations stumbles upon a conspiracy involving Iraq's oil reserves. Backstabbing for Beginners relies on both Ben Kingsley and Theo James to pull off the task unfortunately for them the film is slow, boring and just meh as a whole and despite the 2 leads the characters were a bit under developed and with no real structure from the director or the screenwriters as a whole. Overall a film that tries but fails to do or even say something important. (3/10)


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