The Fifth Estate (2013)
R
128 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization.
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Director
Writers
Daniel Domscheit-Berg (book "Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website") | David Leigh (book "WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy") | Luke Harding (book "WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy") | Josh Singer (screenplay by)
Cinematographer
Tobias A. Schliessler (as Tobias Schliessler)
Casting Director
Production Designer
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Release date
Oct 18, 2013 (United States)

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98 cast members
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Peter Capaldi
Alan Rusbridger Alan Rusbridger   See fewer
David Thewlis
Nick Davies Nick Davies   See fewer
Anatole Taubman
Holger Stark Holger Stark   See fewer
Alexander Beyer
Marcel Rosenbach Marcel Rosenbach   See fewer
Philip Bretherton
Bill Keller Bill Keller   See fewer
Dan Stevens
Ian Katz Ian Katz   See fewer
Daniel Brühl
Daniel Berg Daniel Berg   See fewer
Benedict Cumberbatch
Julian Assange Julian Assange   See fewer
Ludger Pistor
Supervisor Supervisor   See fewer
Alicia Vikander
Anke Domscheit Anke Domscheit   See fewer
Christin Nichols
Otto's Girlfriend Otto's Girlfriend   See fewer
Christoph Franken
Game Console Hacker Game Console Hacker   See fewer
Ben Rook
Young Julian Young Julian   See fewer
Lucinda Raikes
Julian's Mother Julian's Mother   See fewer
Marleen Lohse
Tacheles Waitress Tacheles Waitress   See fewer
Sylvia Rohrer
Zilke's Assistant Zilke's Assistant   See fewer
Michael Culkin
Ralph Zilke Ralph Zilke   See fewer
Joe Kinyua
John Paul Oulu (as Joseph Kinyua Muriuki) John Paul Oulu (as Joseph Kinyua Muriuki)   See fewer
Peter King Nzioki
Oscar Kamau Kingara (as Peter King Nzioki Mwania) Oscar Kamau Kingara (as Peter King Nzioki Mwania)   See fewer
Lukas Piloty
German Reporter German Reporter   See fewer
Thomas Ancora
French Reporter French Reporter   See fewer
Phil Kaiser
Rental Agent Rental Agent   See fewer
Carice van Houten
Birgitta Jónsdóttir Birgitta Jónsdóttir   See fewer
Jeany Spark
Wired Reporter Wired Reporter   See fewer
Laura Linney
Sarah Shaw Sarah Shaw   See fewer
Anthony Mackie
Sam Coulson Sam Coulson   See fewer
John Schwab
White House Staffer White House Staffer   See fewer
Stanley Tucci
James Boswell James Boswell   See fewer
Lisa Kreuzer
East Berlin Woman East Berlin Woman   See fewer
Philipp Langenegger
Der Spiegel Reporter Der Spiegel Reporter   See fewer
Cornelia Ivancan
WikiLeaks Fan #1 WikiLeaks Fan #1   See fewer
Martin Glade
WikiLeaks Fan #2 WikiLeaks Fan #2   See fewer
Franziska Walser
Daniel's Mother Daniel's Mother   See fewer
Edgar Selge
Daniel's Father Daniel's Father   See fewer
Alexander Siddig
Dr. Tarek Haliseh Dr. Tarek Haliseh   See fewer
Michael Jibson
Irritated Reporter Irritated Reporter   See fewer
Lydia Leonard
Alex Lang Alex Lang   See fewer
Darren Evans
Private Manning Private Manning   See fewer
Kyle Soller
Young Staffer Young Staffer   See fewer
Nigel Whitmey
General Thomason General Thomason   See fewer
Sonya Cassidy
Alan's Secretary Alan's Secretary   See fewer
Chris McKinney
Times Reporter Times Reporter   See fewer
John Moraitis
Bearded Times Reporter Bearded Times Reporter   See fewer
Christian Contreras
Times War Correspondent Times War Correspondent   See fewer
Camilla Rutherford
Guardian Lawyer Guardian Lawyer   See fewer
Milena Karas
Der Spiegel Reporter #1 Der Spiegel Reporter #1   See fewer
Birger Frehse
Der Spiegel Reporter #2 Der Spiegel Reporter #2   See fewer
Eben Young
Diplomat #1 Diplomat #1   See fewer
Avye Leventis
Diplomat #2 Diplomat #2   See fewer
Rachel Handshaw
State Department Staffer #1 State Department Staffer #1   See fewer
Guy Paul
State Department Staffer #2 State Department Staffer #2   See fewer
Simon Connolly
State Department Staffer #3 State Department Staffer #3   See fewer
Amr El-Bayoumi
General General   See fewer
Amir Boutrous
Mutassim Al-Gaddafi Mutassim Al-Gaddafi   See fewer
Mimi Ferrer
Shida Haliseh Shida Haliseh   See fewer
Wilfred Maina
Man on Phone Man on Phone   See fewer
Mounir Margoum
Border Guard Border Guard   See fewer
Gudmundur Thorvaldsson
WikiLeaks Staffer #1 WikiLeaks Staffer #1   See fewer
Hera Hilmar
Wikileaks Staffer #2 Wikileaks Staffer #2   See fewer
David Akinloye
Airline Passenger (uncredited) Airline Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Xenia Assenza
Pretty Girl (uncredited) Pretty Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Svetlana Belesova
Hacker (uncredited) Hacker (uncredited)   See fewer
Olivier Bisback
Special Agent (uncredited) Special Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
Eddy Bollens
Medewerker White House (uncredited) Medewerker White House (uncredited)   See fewer
Christina Brown
Self (uncredited) Self (uncredited)   See fewer
George W. Bush
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Quang Huy Chu
Passerby at Railway Station (uncredited) Passerby at Railway Station (uncredited)   See fewer
Hillary Clinton
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Walter Cronkite
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Pascaline Crêvecoeur
Bar's woman (uncredited) Bar's woman (uncredited)   See fewer
Yuval David
Broadcast Journalist (uncredited) Broadcast Journalist (uncredited)   See fewer
Truus de Boer
Diplomatic Staff of the US State Department (uncredited) Diplomatic Staff of the US State Department (uncredited)   See fewer
Kurt De Meuter
Associate White House (uncredited) Associate White House (uncredited)   See fewer
Meister Devgan
Hacker (uncredited) Hacker (uncredited)   See fewer
Bjarni Gautur
Icelandic Protester (uncredited) Icelandic Protester (uncredited)   See fewer
Egill Helgason
Self (uncredited) Self (uncredited)   See fewer
Eric Kabongo
Train passenger (uncredited) Train passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
CinSyla Key
The Airplane Passenger (uncredited) The Airplane Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Greg Landt
Hacker (uncredited) Hacker (uncredited)   See fewer
Barack Obama
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Michelle Obama
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Patrick Pauwels
Generic Driver (uncredited) Generic Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Egor Savin
Komparse (uncredited) Komparse (uncredited)   See fewer
Kristján Sævald
Icelandic Man (uncredited) Icelandic Man (uncredited)   See fewer
Sean Talo
Floormanager (uncredited) Floormanager (uncredited)   See fewer
Georges Terryn
Extra (uncredited) Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
Ben Turner
New York Times Reporter (uncredited) New York Times Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Wiets Verhoeven
General Staff (uncredited) General Staff (uncredited)   See fewer
Alexander von Roon
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Brian Williams
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Ahmad Zarabi
Indian Journalist (uncredited) Indian Journalist (uncredited)   See fewer
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