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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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Credited cast:
Theo James ... Michael
Ben Kingsley ... Pasha
Jacqueline Bisset ... Christina Dupre
Belçim Bilgin ... Nashim
Rossif Sutherland ... Trevor
Rachel Wilson ... Lily
Brian Markinson ... Rasnetsov
Shauna MacDonald ... Reporter
Daniela Lavender ... Ruth
Aidan Devine ... Justin Cutter
Hattie Kragten ... Kate
Dwight Ireland ... U.S. Customs Agent
Peshang Rad ... Hassan
Elena Khan Elena Khan ... Prisoner
Mishu Vellani ... Award Presenter
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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 site [Japan]

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Denmark | Canada | USA

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English

Release Date:

27 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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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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decent movie, heavy story
2 May 2018 | by conntaSee all my reviews

As a movie the piece is nothing spectacular and as such might not capture the average movie fan but for us who like a movie based on real events this is pretty good, to me a true story based movie is almost always better than the fictional one. Before you go saying "you really believe there are 100% true movies" ill stop you right there, no, i do not, but you dont have to take the movie at face value it can inspire you to do your own research about the matter if you are interested. To be frank i dont think i (or you) ever actually heard a 100% true story, human memory is not 100%, rarely anything is, this was close enough to get the point across.

This was a very big scandal, there is a reviewer here on IMDB who stated it is a fictional movie and that he/she was actually involved in Food-for-Oil which was nothing but sunshine and rainbows. I have a hard time believing that. Why did the people involved fled, why did all those companies settled and paid enormous fines, just not to go thru a hassle of proving oneself innocent? I am sure there are very fine men and women in the UN who really try to help but any and every organization is susceptible to corruption and UN is no different, where there is power there is abuse of power.

I wish there were more movies that are doing scandals of the time past so we dont forget and dont let them repeat.


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