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Defence of the Realm (1985)

Director: David Drury

Writer: Martin Stellman

Keywords: Thriller, Espionage, Cold War, Journalism

A Fleet Street newspaper reporter pursues a story following a colleague's suspicious death, leading to the downfall of a respected Member of Parliament. But in this complex story, not everything is as it seems. Political cold war thriller delving into the machinations of those who wield behind-the-scenes power. Won the International Fantasy Film Award for Best Film.

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