2013 – The Fifth Estate

Directed by: Bill Condon
Written by: Josh Singer
Produced by: Steve Golin, Brad Dorros, Michael Sugar
Production year: 2013
Original release: October 18, 2013
Running time: 2 hours, 8 minutes
Other cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten
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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. Despite scant resources, they are able to create a platform for whistle-blowers to leak covert data anonymously, thereby exposing government secrets and corporate crimes. However, a major battle erupts when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest cache of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history.