Page Eight | 2011

Directed by: David Hare

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Main Plot

Page Eight follows Johnny Worricker, a seasoned MI5 officer who becomes embroiled in a political scandal when a document lands on his desk. As he delves deeper into the secrets contained within the document, Worricker must navigate the murky waters of espionage, loyalty, and betrayal. His investigation leads him to question his role within the intelligence agency and the government, ultimately forcing him to make difficult choices that will have far-reaching consequences. With the help of a few trusted allies, Worricker must race against time to uncover the truth before it's too late. The film combines elements of political thriller and drama to create a tense and gripping narrative that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats until the very end.


  • Bill Nighy plays Johnny Worricker, a disillusioned MI5 officer who uncovers a conspiracy involving the British government. He must navigate political intrigue and betrayal to uncover the truth.
  • Rachel Weisz plays Nancy Pierpan, a political activist who becomes entangled in a scandal involving British intelligence. She seeks the help of Johnny Worricker, played by Bill Nighy.
  • Tom Hughes plays the character of Ralph Wilson, a young MI5 agent who becomes entangled in a conspiracy involving a secret file that could potentially bring down the British government.

Ending Explained

In the end of Page Eight, Johnny contains to investigate the corruption within the British government despite facing pressure from his superiors to drop the case. He ultimately decides to release the incriminating documents to the press, causing a political scandal. Johnny's actions lead to the downfall of the corrupt politicians involved and the exposure of their wrongdoings. Despite the repercussions he faces for his actions, Johnny remains committed to upholding his principles and fighting for justice. The film ends with Johnny receiving recognition for his bravery and integrity, while also contemplating the sacrifices he has made along the way.

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David Hare Drama Mystery Thriller Bill Nighy Rachel Weisz Tom Hughes