The Wikileaks Film ‘The Fifth Estate’


The Fifth Estate is a dramatic thriller based on real events that stars Benedict Cumberbatch as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange – surely chronicling the rise and fall of the controversial website. The story begins as Assange and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most legendary media organizations combined.