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In The Loop is a sharp political satire that follows a US President and UK Prime Minister who fancy a war - sound familiar? Directed by Armando Iannucci (The Day Today, I'm Alan Partridge) 'In The Loop' is a spin-off of the BBC TV series 'The Thick Of It'. The story follows government officials and advisers in their efforts to either encourage an invasion of Iraq or prevent it. It explores how the war was sold to the public in both countries and the behind-the-scenes scheming involved.

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Armando Iannucci co-writes and directs this feature comedy - a big-screen spin-off of the BBC series 'In the Thick of It' - satirising the inner workings of British and American politics as the powers-that-be attempt to 'sell' the deeply unpopular Iraq invasion to the public on both sides of the Atlantic. When British Minister of International Development (Tom Hollander) puts his foot in his mouth by announcing on national television that 'war is unforeseeable', the British government is sent into a spiral of chaos and spin propagated by the verbally aggressive Director of Communications, Malcom Tucker (Peter Capaldi). Foster soon finds himself bundled off to Washington on a fact-finding mission - where, in his naivety, he becomes the pawn of the Pentagon's General Miller (James Gandolfini) and Assistant Secretary of Diplomacy (Mimi Kennedy) in their mission to do their not-very-best to stop the war happening.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play In The Loop is a foul-mouthed comedy that draws on non-specific events to create a world that is terrifyingly familiar The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war but not everyone agrees that war is a &39;good thing&39; US General Miller (James Gandolfini - The Sopranos The Taking Of Pelham 123) certainly doesn&39;t think so and neither does the British Secretary of State for International Development Simon Foster (Tom Hollander - Pirates of the Caribbean Pride and Prejudice) But when the mild-mannered minister inadvertently appears to back the war on prime-time television he immediately attracts the attention of the PM&39;s venomously aggressive communications chief Malcolm Tucker (reprised from The Thick of It by Peter Capaldi) who latches onto him like a hawk Soon the Brits are in Washington where diplomatic relations collide with trans-Atlantic spin doctors and Foster&39;s off-hand remark quickly spirals into an insurmountable &39;mountain of conflict&39; Actors Steve Coogan James Gandolfini Anna Chlumsky Tom Hollander David Rasche Peter Capaldi Chris Addison Natasha Sattler Zach Woods Harry Hadden-Paton Jen Carden Joanna Scanlan James Smith & Paul Higgins Director Armando Iannucci Certificate 15 years and over Year 2009 Screen Widescreen Languages English - Dolby Digital (51)

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