THE FIFTH ESTATE (2013 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì


The Fifth Estate—Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Brühl tell the story of WikiLeaks. Read a plotline before you go and perhaps a good encyclopedic article on WikiLeaks to fully appreciate the story. The film provides good family discussion on topics that interplay: ethics, morality, security, openness, secrecy, traitorous acts, loyalty to country and cause, side effects of releasing information without proper approval. 

Storyline 

A journalist and a computer hacker team to form WikiLeaks. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Bill Condon for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Paul Green, Jonathan King, Jim Shamoon, Richard Sharkey, and Jeff Skoll for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Alan Rusbridger (Peter Capaldi), Nick Davies (David Thewlis), Holger Stark (Anatole Taubman), Marcel Rosenbach (Alexander Beyer), Bill Keller (Philip Bretherton), Ian Katz (Dan Stevens), Daniel Berg (Daniel Brühl), Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Ziggy (Jamie Blackley), Supervisor (Ludger Pistor), and Anke Domscheit (Alicia Vikander). 

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe? 
Yes. This movie provides good after movie family discussion material.

Ben Meyers

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