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The Fifth Estate

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In Theaters: October 18, 2013

R | Documentary, Drama, Thriller | 2h 8m

The Fifth Estate

Tracing the early days of WikiLeaks, an international, online, non-profit organization that publishes secret information, news leaks, and classified media from anonymous sources. Founded by Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) with Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl), the website quickly became famous for the release of a series of controversial and history-changing information leaks.

The website’s overnight success brought instant fame to Julian and Daniel but as their power expanded across the globe, Daniel grew increasingly disillusioned with Julian's questionable tactics and ethics. The rift between the two friends became irreparable and their ideological differences tore them apart, but not before they had changed the flow of information to news media and the world at large.

Based on the book "Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website" by Daniel Domscheit-Berg.

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Alicia Vikander, Peter Capaldi, Carice van Houten, Stanley Tucci, Laura Linney
Director: Bill Condon
Studio: Participant Media
Producer(s): Steve Golin, Michael Sugar
Writer(s): Josh Singer
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