This film is based on the true story of the struggles of two journalists from The Washington Post, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who exposed the connection between the American president from the Republican camp, Richard Nixon, with the wiretapping attempts carried out at the offices of the Democratic Party, his political rival. The two journalists gathered bits and pieces of information they got from their sources before they came to the ultimate conclusion that then president Nixon, who was fighting for a second election term, was making a dirty attempt to monitor the actions of his rival party. The scandal was called Watergate, and the coverage of these two journalists ultimately saw President Nixon resign from office, shortly after he was elected president of America for the second time.
This film is a classic work about how the struggle to carry out an investigation and initially encountered many obstacles. Dozens or even hundreds of people were contacted by Woodward and Bernstein to gather information. Many of them refused to open up, although slowly the full picture began to appear. The big contribution of a key informant called Deep Throat became the gong which confirmed the long work of the two reporters. The Chief Editor of The Post, Ben Bradlee, who initially did not believe in the results of his reporter's work, gradually believed and fully supported the results of the investigation of the two. Both reporters also received a Pulitzer Prize for their investigative work.