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The US President and UK Prime Minister suddenly fancy a war. But it'll be quick this time. Promise!

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Dir. Armando Iannucci (2008) UK 1hr 45min

Cast: Peter Capaldi, James Gandolfini, Tom Hollander

The US President and UK Prime Minister suddenly fancy a war. But it'll be quick this time. Promise! The US General Miller (Gandolfini) doesn't think so and the British Secretary of State for International Development, Simon Foster (Hollander), agrees with him. But, after Simon accidentally backs military action on Question Time, he suddenly has a lot of friends in Washington, DC. If Simon can get in with the right DC people, if his entourage of one (Chris Addison) can sleep with the right intern and if they can both stop the PM's chief strategist Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi) rigging the vote at the UN, they can halt the war. From Armando Iannucci, the comic-genius behind The Thick Of It comes this biting satire on British-US relations and the lunacy of war. Dark,very funny, and potty-mouthed - and directed at relentless pace.