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[[Performer~P85649~Bill Condon~billcondon]]'s thriller The Fifth Estate charts the creation of WikiLeaks by the ambitious and arguably ethically dubious [[Performer~P737465~Julian Assange~julianassange]], played by [[Performer~P365611~Benedict Cumberbatch~benedictcumberbatch]]. The movie opens with [[Performer~P737465~Assange~julianassange]] hiring [[Performer~P731869~Daniel Domscheit-Berg~danieldomscheitberg]] ([[Performer~P307207~Daniel Brühl~danielbrühl]]), a fellow tech whiz, to help him keep his new website operational. The site gave whistleblowers an entirely anonymous platform to share classified documents, and soon the pair find themselves in possession of information that will bring down a corrupt bank. As their power and influence grows, they must consider teaming with established media sources, especially when they are sent documents that would reveal ultra-sensitive state secrets from some of the world's most-powerful governments. The Fifth Estate screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:October 18, 2013

Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch
as Julian Assange
Daniel Brühl
as Daniel Domscheit-Berg
Laura Linney
as Sarah Shaw
Anthony Mackie
as Sam Coulson
David Thewlis
as Nick Davies
Stanley Tucci
as James Boswell
Peter Capaldi
as Alan Rusbridger
Dan Stevens
as Ian Katz
Laura Linney
as Sarah Shaw
Peter Capaldi
as Alan Rusbridger
Carice van Houten
as Birgitta Jónsdóttir
Dan Stevens
as Ian Katz
Carice van Houten
as Birgitta Jónsdóttir
Stanley Tucci
as James Boswell
Anatole Taubman
as Holger Stark
Alexander Beyer
as Marcel Rosenbach
Philip Bretherton
as Bill Keller
Ludger Pistor
as Supervisor
Michael Kranz
as Otto
Lucinda Raikes
as Julian's Mother
Michael Culkin
as Ralph Zilke
Axel Milberg
as Hans
Moritz Bleibtreu
as Marcus
Edgar Selge
as Daniel's Father
Alexander Siddig
as Dr. Tarek Haliseh
Michael Jibson
as Irritated Reporter
Lydia Leonard
as Alex Lang
Nigel Whitmey
as General Thomason
Chris McKinney
as Times Reporter
Camilla Rutherford
as Guardian Lawyer
Guy Paul
as State Department Staffer #2
Mimi Ferrer
as Shida Haliseh
Mounir Margoum
as Border Guard

Crew

Bill Condon
Director
Steve Golin
Producer
Michael Sugar
Producer
Tobias Schliessler
Cinematographer
Carter Burwell
Composer (Music Score)
Virginia Katz
Editor
Mark Tildesley
Production Designer
Dennis Schnegg
Art Director
Hilde de Laere
Co-producer
Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer
Jonathan King
Executive Producer
Richard Sharkey
Executive Producer
Shay Cunliffe
Costume Designer
Warren Shaw
Sound/Sound Designer
Fritz Fleischhacker
Casting
Hemal Shah
Production Manager
Lucky Englander
Casting
Lucy Bevan
Casting
Ian Slater
Additional Editing
Mariusz Glabinski
Sound Effects Editor
Todd Kasow
Music Editor
Jennifer Lane
Post Production Supervisor
John Rodda
Production Sound Mixer
Linda Kornemann
Production Coordinator
Sam Breckman
Unit Production Manager
Warren Shaw
Supervising Sound Editor
John Bair
Visual Effects Supervisor
Michael Minkler
Re-Recording Mixer
Jo Korer
Costumes Supervisor
Mathias Schwerbrock
Line Producer
Tony Lamberti
Re-Recording Mixer
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