Saturday, September 7, 2013

THE FIFTH ESTATE - Featurette & Clip


The first behind-the-scenes featurette and movie clip for the WikiLeaks biopic "The Fifth Estate" have been released. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Julian Assange, the controversial figure at the center of the legendary media organization that forever changed the Internet and how information is being used. The film focuses on the early days of WikiLeaks and the relationship between Assange and Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Bruhl). "The Fifth Estate" is directed by Bill Condon ("Kinsey") and also stars Laura Linney, Stanley Tucci, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Peter Capaldi, Dan Stevens, Alicia Vikander and Carice van Houten. The film will be released in theaters on October 18, 2013.

Watch the featurette and clip after the jump.

The Fifth Estate Movie Poster

Official Synopsis

"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?”"


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