The Unknown Known Image
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

Summary: In The Unknown Known, Errol Morris offers a 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. [RADiUS-TWC]
Runtime: 103 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some disturbing images and brief nudity
Official Site: http://radiustwc.com/releases/the-unknown-known/
Production: Weinstein Company, The
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Director Credit
Errol Morris Director
Principal Cast Credit
Donald Rumsfeld Himself
Errol Morris Himself - Interviewer
Cast Credit
Donald Rumsfeld Cast
Errol Morris Himself - Interviewer
Kenn Medeiros Younger Donald Rumsfeld/Secret Service
Producer Credit
Ali El Chami Producer: Baghdad
Amanda Branson Gill Producer
Ann Petrone Co-Producer
David Diliberto Line Producer
Errol Morris Producer
James Maxwell Larkin Associate Producer
Josh Braun Executive Producer
Joshua Kearney Associate Producer
Julian Hobbs Executive Producer
Julie Ahlberg Contributing Producer
Mike Charlton Producer: Baghdad
Molly Thompson Executive Producer
Robert Fernandez Producer
Wisam Sami Nasik Field Producer: Baghdad
Zach Arnold Associate Producer
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