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The Fifth Estate (5-Sep-2013)

Director: Bill Condon

Writer: Josh Singer

Based on a book: WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy by David Leigh, and Luke Harding

Keywords: Thriller

Political thriller dramatizes the real-life events behind the start and rise to notoriety of state-secret clearinghouse WikiLeaks.

Adapted from tell-all books WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange and the World's Most Dangerous Website and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy, The Fifth Estate provides viewers with a dramatized account of the founding of infamous secret-sharing resource WikiLeaks, following Julian Assange and Daniel Domscheit-Berg as they design a platform for whistle-blowers, attract a wide variety of interested parties willing to share information, and ultimately come to realize that the secrets they possess may forever shift the paradigm of global diplomacy.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Moritz Bleibtreu
13-Aug-1971   Run Lola Run
Daniel Brühl
16-Jun-1978   Inglourious Basterds
Peter Capaldi
14-Apr-1958   12th Doctor on Doctor Who
Benedict Cumberbatch
19-Jul-1976   BBC's Sherlock Holmes
Laura Linney
5-Feb-1964   Meryl in The Truman Show
Anthony Mackie
23-Sep-1979   The Manchurian Candidate
Alexander Siddig
21-Nov-1965   Dr. Julian Bashir on DS9
Dan Stevens
10-Oct-1982   Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey
David Thewlis
20-Mar-1963   Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Stanley Tucci
11-Jan-1960   Joe Gould's Secret


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