The Fifth Estate in streaming. The story opens in 2010, with the release of the Afghan War Logs. It then flashes back to 2007, where journalist Daniel Domscheit-Berg meets Australian computer hacker Julian Assange for the first time, at the Chaos Computer Club event in Berlin. Daniel's interest in online activism has led him to Assange, with whom he has corresponded by email. They begin working together on WikiLeaks, a website devoted to releasing information being withheld from the public while retaining anonymity for its sources. Their first major target is a private Swiss bank, Julius Baer, whose Cayman Islands branch has been engaged in illegal activities. Despite Baer's filing of a lawsuit and obtaining an injunction, the judge dissolves the injunction, allowing Julian and Daniel to reclaim the domain name. As their confidence increases, the two push forward in publishing information over the next three years, including secrets on Scientology, revealing Sarah Palin's email account, and the membership list of the British National Party.
Christoph Franken, Christin Nichols, Michael Kranz, Alicia Vikander, Ludger Pistor, Jamie Blackley, Philip Bretherton, Alexander Beyer, Anatole Taubman, Daniel Brühl, David Thewlis, Peter Capaldi, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dan Stevens, Ben Rook
Directors: Bill Condon
Duration: 128 min
Year of release: 2013
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