THE FIFTH ESTATE

Director Bill Condon
Year 2013
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, Laura Linney, Stanley Tucci, Carice van Houten, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis
Rating R
Run Time 128min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

If you're Miley Cyrus, you get the world's attention by twerking and licking sledgehammers. If you're Julian Assange, you steal the spotlight by exposing government secrets.

In 2007, Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) met Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Bruhl), and soon afterward WikiLeaks was born. The highly controversial website revealed classified documents that raised questions about everything from the Icelandic financial system to the conflict in Iraq.

But its notoriety eventually created tensions between Domscheit-Berg and the increasingly unstable Assange. Bill Condon's film takes a look at the impact of WikiLeaks and how its mission evolved, as well as shedding light on Assange's bizarre upbringing and inscrutable personality.

Assange is currently housed in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. In recent interviews, Cumberbatch speculated that Assange won't be doing any publicity for the movie.

"I'm not a betting man, but I reckon he won't particularly want to support the film," Cumberbatch noted.

"feverishly edgy and exciting..." Owen Gleiberman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

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