The Fifth Estate is a 2013 dramatic thriller film about the news-leaking website WikiLeaks starring Benedict Cumberbatch as its editor-in-chief and founder Julian Assange, and Daniel Brühl as its former spokesperson Daniel Domscheit-Berg. It is directed by Bill Condon with a screenplay 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, as well as WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy by British journalists David Leigh and Luke Harding.
The film is co-produced by DreamWorks and Participant Media and opened the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival; its wide release is on October 18, 2013, in the United States by DreamWorks through Disney‘s Touchstone Pictures distribution label, and in international territories by Mister Smith Entertainment.
|Directed by||Bill Condon|
|Produced by||Steve Golin
|Screenplay by||Josh Singer|
Carice van Houten
|Music by||Carter Burwell|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios
Mister Smith Entertainment
Source: by CaTV
“Hey how about something for Julian? We gotta have something for Ju… if you think about it, he was the one that exposed all of it, and his neck’s on the line – not ours, none of us – he’s going to be in a US prison being tortured! OK? Let’s get real about it.” Christine Assange
ON THE GROUND… THIS IS WHAT IT WAS LIKE FOR HER!
The Sydney Forum opened with a screening from the Wikileaks series: “Did You Have Any Idea?” which has been put together by media artist Cathy Vogan with the help of producer Jake Lloyd Jones. This compilation, tailor-made for the live event, features statements and interviews with Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Julian Burnside, Nozomi Hayase and John Pilger.