The Fifth Estate (Touchstone Movie)

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The Fifth Estate (Touchstone Movie)

The Fifth Estate Details:

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 Brühl) 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?

Key Cast:

  • Benedict Cumberbatch: Julian Assange
  • Daniel Brühl: Daniel Domscheit-Berg
  • Anthony Mackie: Sam Coulson
  • David Thewlis: Nick Davies
  • Moritz Bleibtreu: Marcus
  • Alicia Vikander: Anke Domscheit-Berg
  • Stanley Tucci: James Boswell
  • Laura Linney: Sarah Shaw
  • Carice van Houten: Birgitta Jónsdóttir
  • Peter Capaldi: Alan Rusbridger
  • Dan Stevens: Ian Katz
  • Alexander Beyer: Marcel Rosenbach
  • Alexander Siddig: Dr. Tarek Haliseh
  • Philip Bretherton: Bill Keller
  • Lydia Leonard: Alex Lang
  • Hera Hilmar: Wikileaks staffer
  • Nigel Whitmey: General Thomason

Key Crew:

  • Director: Bill Condon
  • Producers: Steve Golin, Brad Dorros and Michael Sugar
  • Screenpplay: Josh Singer
$8.6 million

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