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In the Loop
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IN THE LOOP

Directed by Armando Iannucci
United Kingdom, 2009
Comedy

Synopsis

The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. However, after Cabinet Minister Simon Foster accidentally backs military action on TV, he and his team need to go to Washington to fix things. Now they just need to get in with the right people.

Synopsis

The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. However, after Cabinet Minister Simon Foster accidentally backs military action on TV, he and his team need to go to Washington to fix things. Now they just need to get in with the right people.

Our take

Best known for creating The Thick of It and Veep, Iannucci fashions a semi-spin-off of the former in the Academy Award®-nominated In the Loop. A scathing satire of contemporary politics, and a perfect acting showcase for Capaldi—reviving his role as the brilliantly belligerent Malcolm Tucker.