The Fifth Estate

A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organisation.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and a colleague, Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl), join forces to become watchdogs over actions of the privileged and powerful.

However, a major battle erupts when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest cache of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history.

  • Directed by Bill Condon
  • Produced by Steve Golin
  • Dreamworks 2013

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