The Fifth Estate

Director: Bill Condon

Actors: Peter Capaldi, David Thewlis, Anatole Taubman, Alexander Beyer, Philip Bretherton, Dan Stevens, Daniel Brühl, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jamie Blackley, Ludger Pistor, Alicia Vikander, Michael Kranz, Christin Nichols, Christoph Franken, Ben Rook

Production: DreamWorks SKG, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media

Genres: Biography, Drama, Thriller

Country: India, Belgium, USA

Release Year: 2013

Duration: 128 min

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Synopsis: 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 whistle-blowers 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?

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