Backstabbing for Beginners

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Backstabbing for Beginners
'Backstabbing for Beginners' movie poster, image credit: IMDb

Backstabbing for Beginners is a 2018 political thriller film directed and co-written by Per Fly, and based on the eponymous memoirs of Michael Soussan.

The film was released in Denmark on 18 January 2018. The film was released through DirecTV Cinema on 22 March 2018, before being released in a limited release on 27 April 2018.

The film follows Michael (Theo James) a young UN worker working at the Oil-for-Food Programme, as he uncovers a major corruption scandal, possibly involving his own boss (Ben Kingsley).

Cast - Theo James as Michael Sullivan, Pasha's subordinate
Ben Kingsley as Under-Secretary-General Costa Passaris a.k.a. Pasha, a seasoned diplomat
Jacqueline Bisset as Christina Dupre
Brian Markinson as Rasnetsov
Belçim Bilgin as Nashim
Rachel Wilson as Lily
Rossif Sutherland as Trevor

Release Date - January 18, 2018 (Denmark)
                         April 27, 2018 (United States)

Genre - Thriller

Directed by - Per Fly

Produced by - Lars Knudsen
                       Nikolaj Vibe Michelsen
                       Jay Van Hoy
                       Malene Blenkov

Written by - Daniel Pyne
                    Per Fly

Based on - 'Backstabbing for Beginners: My Crash Course in International Diplomacy'
                  by Michael Soussan

Music by - Todor Kobakov

Cinematography - Brendan Stacey

Edited by - Morten Giese

Production Company - Creative Alliance
                                    Eyeworks Scandi Fiction
                                    Hoylake Capital
                                    Parts and Labor
                                    Scythia Films
                                    Waterstone Entertainment

Distributed by - A24
                          DirecTV Cinema

Country - Canada
                United States

Language - English

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