The Unknown Known Movie

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Who's Involved:

Errol Morris

Release Date:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 (Limited)

some disturbing images and brief nudity

Runtime: 1 hr, 36 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris (The Fog of War) offers a mesmerizing portrait of Donald Rumsfeld, one of the key architects of the Iraq War, and a larger-than-life character who provoked equal levels of fury and adulation from the American public. Rather than conducting a conventional interview, Morris has Rumsfeld perform and expound on his “snowflakes,” tens of thousands of memos (many never previously published) he composed as a congressman and as an advisor to four different presidents, twice as Secretary of Defense. These memos provide a window onto history—not history as it actually happened, but history as Rumsfeld wants us to see it. Morris makes plain that Rumsfeld’s “snowflakes”—whether intended to elucidate, rationalize, obfuscate, or control history—are contradicted by the facts.

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A look at the The Unknown Known behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Errol Morris last directed The B-Side and Tabloid.





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Key Facts

  1. According to Errol Morris: "The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld is the story of a remarkable man whose career spans nearly one third of our nation's history. I am delighted to partner with The History Channel, Participant and RADiUS in this extraordinary project."

Filming Timeline

  1. September 2013: The film was in Completed status.

The Unknown Known Release Date: When was the film released?

The Unknown Known was released in 2014 on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 (Limited release).

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