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The Fifth Estate Details


Bill Condon's thriller The Fifth Estate charts the creation of WikiLeaks by the ambitious and arguably ethically dubious Julian Assange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. The movie opens with Assange hiring Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl), 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


Benedict Cumberbatch
as Julian Assange
Daniel Brühl
as Daniel Domscheit-Berg
Anthony Mackie
as Sam Coulson
David Thewlis
as Nick Davies
Alicia Vikander
as Anke Domscheit-Berg
Stanley Tucci
as James Boswell
Laura Linney
as Sarah Shaw
Peter Capaldi
as Alan Rusbridger
Dan Stevens
as Ian Katz
Carice van Houten
as Birgitta Jónsdóttir
Anatole Taubman
as Holger Stark
Alexander Beyer
as Marcel Rosenbach
Philip Bretherton
as Bill Keller
Jamie Blackley
as Ziggy
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
Cornelia Ivancan
as WikiLeaks Fan #1
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
John Moraitis
as Bearded Times Reporter
Camilla Rutherford
as Guardian Lawyer
Guy Paul
as State Department Staffer #2
Mimi Ferrer
as Shida Haliseh
Mounir Margoum
as Border Guard


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