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The Fifth Estate

The Fifth Estate

Directors: Bill Condon
USA and Belgium
123 min
Special Presentation

A dramatic thriller based on real events, The Fifth Estate follows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl), underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. But when they gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in US history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society - and what are the costs of exposing them?

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Bill Condon


Bill Condon was born in New York City and studied philosophy at Columbia University. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Gods and Monsters (98). His other features include Sister, Sister (87) and Kinsey (04), both of which played at the Festival, Dreamgirls (06), The Twilight Saga (11, 12), and The Fifth Estate (13).