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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:
Rachel Wilson ... Lily
Theo James ... Michael
Ben Kingsley ... Pasha
Jacqueline Bisset ... Christina Dupre
Rossif Sutherland ... Trevor
Belçim Bilgin ... Nashim
Brian Markinson ... Rasnetsov
Shauna MacDonald ... Reporter
Aidan Devine ... Justin Cutter
Daniela Lavender ... Ruth
Dwight Ireland ... U.S. Customs Agent
Kardo Razzazi ... Abhek
Elena Khan Elena Khan ... Prisoner
Peshang Rad ... Hassan
Hattie Kragten ... Kate
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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:

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 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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the shadows of power
22 April 2018 | by voigaswolpertingerSee all my reviews

The movie backstabbing for beginners is not half as bad as some reviews have it. sure it does not invent the diplomacy thriller anew, but its solid handwork, a good production and the sets were good too. i was a bit irritated by ben kingsleys constant swearing, it would not befit a real high diplomat to use such foul language in public all the time. overall is a watchable film about a young idealistic guy getting assigned to a supposed dream job. but sooner than he imagined, he is caught up in the confusion that any multi billion dollar program and high politics bring along. whom can he believe? is it possible for one man to make a difference in a fight against corruption and greed? see for yourself


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