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The fifth estate

The fifth estate

Condon, Bill, director; Capaldi, Peter, actor; Burwell, Carter, music; Tucci, Stanley, actor; Cumberbatch, Benedict, actor

Political espionage thriller directed by Bill Condon and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Australian publisher and journalist Julian Assange. The film shows how Assange and the others in his WikiLeaks team have disclosed a large volume of state secrets and classified information through their website in the hopes of informing the public of their government's true nature. Most notoriously, the group published a video of the indiscriminate killing of over a dozen people in Iraq by the US military in 2010 with the help of intelligence analyst-turned whistleblower Bradley Manning. But through this decision Assange and his colleagues were made enemies of the state and forced to consider whether their actions were justifiable or if the cost of full disclosure is too high

DVD. English. Feature : Drama.
Published Entertainment One, 2014
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Available at Balham Library and Roehampton Library.

  • Balham Library – One available in 791.437

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  • Putney Library – Earliest copy due back 14th December 2015

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Statement of responsibility: director, Bill Condon; producer, Steve Golin; producer, Michael Sugar; writer, Josh Singer
EAN: 5030305517939
BBFC classification: 15
Note: Region 2, 1 disc(s), Interactive menus, Scene access, Ratio (1:1.78 (16:9) widescreen), Languages (English), Sound (Dolby Digital 5.1), Other Language Sound Dolby Digital 2.0, Subtitles (English), Bonus footage, Trailers, Other documentaries ('The Submission Platform').
Note: Made in 2013.
Note: Credits: music, Carter Burwell; cinematographer, Tobias A. Schliessler.
Note: DVDN.
Performers: Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Stanley Tucci, Peter Capaldi, Carice Van Houten, Anthony Mackie, Laura Linney, David Thewlis, Daniel Brèuhl, Alicia Vikander.
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (128 min.) : col.
System: DVD.
Other Number: 5030305517939
Publisher Number: EO51793D