The Fifth Estate (2013)
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The Fifth Estate (2013)

Genre
Drama, Thriller
Release Date
October 18, 2013
Studio
Walt Disney Pictures
Official Site
http://www.facebook.com/TheFifthEstateMovie
Genre
Drama, Thriller
Release Date
October 18, 2013
MPAA Rating
R
Duration
124 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
Walt Disney Pictures
Official Site
http://www.facebook.com/TheFifthEstateMovie
Director
Bill Condon
Producer
Steve Golin, Michael Sugar
Screenwriter
Josh Singer

Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, "The Fifth Estate" reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization. The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Bruhl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world's most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society-and what are the costs of exposing them?"