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A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.

Starring:
Laura Linney, Stanley Tucci
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 8 minutes
Starring Laura Linney, Stanley Tucci, Alicia Vikander, Carice van Houten, David Thewlis, Anthony Mackie, Daniel Brühl, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Capaldi
Director Bill Condon
Genres Thriller, Drama
Studio Entertainment One
Rental release 17 February 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 8 minutes
Starring Laura Linney, Stanley Tucci, Alicia Vikander, Carice van Houten, David Thewlis, Anthony Mackie, Daniel Brühl, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Capaldi
Director Bill Condon
Genres Thriller, Drama
Studio E1 Entertainment
Rental release 17 February 2014
Main languages English
Subtitles English

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"While the film has been receiving a lot of bad press for its contrived storyline and execution, poor direction, absymal box office record (only $3m in the United States to date) and Julian Assange himself not approving of the script claiming it as fabricated, The Fifth Estate, which is technically a film about Daniel Berg's viewpoint about the rise and sort-of fall of Wikileaks was surprisingly genuine, intense, philosophical, and appropriately complex yet it is no masterpiece and it is not an easy watch.

For starters, the performances all are promising and the increasingly famous Benedict Cumberbatch has performed brilliantly as Assange mimicking much of his accent and his bizarre and witty mannerisms. Daniel Bruhl's character as Berg is humanising and serves as a good counterpoint to Assange's might including surprisingly good performances from f***ing Malcolm Tucker (I mean,...Peter Capaldi) and Carice van Houten. The film works on many levels by presenting a multi-perspective story with plenty of locales, events, and characters present that sometimes it is hard to keep up but the element of immediacy and danger within the scandals, political turmoil, and questionable journalism/press-related activities all make for intriguing and intellectually stimulating viewing yet the idea that some of the actualities are hindered by docudrama or uncertain remove some of its excellence here.

This is reminiscent of the trendy topical films that have come out like The Social Network and State of Play, films where technology is the core centre of the narratives.
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This is good movie based on real events. It is based on the creation of the Wikileaks website and relationship of its 2 founding fathers. Julian Assange, Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Berg, Daniel Br'uhl. As the site becomes more recognised, and prominent so do these two. This movie is slightly biased towards Daniel Berg. He is shown as the young brilliant hacker activist, drawn into the charismatic site founder Julian Assange.

The strong points of the movie are, as with anything staring Benedict Cumberbatch, the acting is top notch, and the story is powerful and realistic. The movie put me as a viewer thinking about ethical questions and situations that journalists' and the media need to answer every day. How much information should be released to the public, is the whole story being told and most prominently is it right to publish the story if it is going to hurt many innocent people. The big name newspapers journalists' were perceived as lazy sell-outs more worried about money, retribution and being sued, but above all with their own agendas. The movie definitely shows the power of the media and Wikileaks in particular toppling billion $$ banks, or changing voter opinions. Then it does answer the question how much should you trust the man at the top sending out the information?
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-The Fifth Estate is a 2013 thriller film directed by Bill Condon, about the news-leaking website WikiLeaks. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as its editor-in-chief and founder Julian Assange, and Daniel Brühl as its former spokesperson Daniel Domscheit-Berg Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Alicia Vikander, Stanley Tucci, and Laura Linney are featured in supporting roles. The film's screenplay was written by Josh Singer based in-part on Domscheit-Berg's book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange and the World's Most Dangerous Website (2011), as well as WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy (2011) by British journalists David Leigh and Luke Harding. The film's name is a term used to describe the people who operate in the manner of journalists outside the normal constraints imposed on the mainstream media.
Co-produced by DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media, The Fifth Estate premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival,[8][9] and was released in theaters by Touchstone Pictures in the United States on October 18, 2013, with international distribution divided among Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, and independent arrangements by Mister Smith Entertainment.[11][12] The film performed poorly at the box office and garnered mixed critical reaction, receiving criticism for its screenplay and direction; however, praise was given on the acting, particularly Cumberbatch's performance.

- Julian Assange has described the film as a "massive propaganda attack", he did discuss the film with Benedict Cumberbatch, with Cumberbatch claiming that he's "personally supportive" of the organization.

Critical response:

-The Fifth Estate received mixed reviews from film critics.
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This based on fairly recent events, the story of the 'Winileaks' revelations.
'Julian Assange' (Benedict Cumberbatch) 'Sherlock' ...and computer hacker 'Daniel
Berg' (Daniel Br'uhl) 'Rush' team up to release sensitive material that they believe
the world at large should know.
The leaked information tied the authorities and businesses up in knots with no idea
how to prevent the exposures.
Global support grows for their activity, the stakes are raised, they have rattled the
cage of the U.S. intelligence agencies.
Are lives being put at risk by the revelations ?
'Wilileaks' reveal fraud, military and political secrets along with human rights violations,
and much much more.
They certainly stirred up a hornets nest that authorities seemed powerless to close
down.
World-wide agencies are trying to trace the sources of the released information.
'Daniel' believes that his hacking activities cannot be identified by the many authorities
trying to catch them.
They made 'whistle-blowing' an art-form.
An intense and absorbing in fact 'mind-blowing' story, the film will almost certainly pull
you in from start to finish.
This could not happen.......but did.
Great performance from 'Benedict Cumberbach'
A MUST SEE.
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