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The Unknown Known


Apr 04, 2014

Latest Home Video

Jul 01, 2014

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Errol Morris


Kenn Medeiros
Errol Morris
Donald Rumsfeld


2013 RADiUS-TWC / Starz-Anchor Bay

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Donald Rumsfeld has had a long and influential political career. This documentary explores the known and unknown facts from his early days in Washington (1960s) until his involvement as the US Secretary of Defense during the war in Iraq (2003).

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Why Is The Unknown Known Rated PG-13?

The Unknown Known is rated PG-13 for some disturbing images and brief nudity.

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Violence: News footage included in this documentary portrays the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, an assassination attempt, various photos and news footage of warfare, fighting, shooting and explosions. Pictures taken of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay show torture and nudity. Deaths, abuse and torture are discussed.

Sexual Content: Non-explicit nudity is seen in news photos of prisoners. Forcing a prisoner to remove their clothes is also discussed as a humiliation tactic.

Language: Mild profanity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: None noted.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Violence.
MB Not Rated
ON PG Mature Theme
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Home Video Notes: The Unknown Known

Release Date: 1 July 2014

The Unknown Known releases to home video with the following bonus features:

- Feature Commentary with director Errol Morris

- A Conversation with Errol Morris

- Third Annual Report of the Secretaries of Defense (1989)

- Four-part op-ed The Certainty of Donald Rumsfeld by Errol Morris

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