The Fifth Estate – “You Are The Revolution” Trailer

The Fifth Estate Poster
Poster for The Fifth Estate - Photo © DreamWorks Pictures
DreamWorks Pictures has released a new trailer for the dramatic film The Fifth Estate inspired by the true story of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and heading to theaters on October 18, 2013. Directed by Bill Condon, The Fifth Estate is based on the books Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy by David Leigh and Luke Harding. The cast is led by Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange and includes Daniel Bruhl, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Alicia Vikander, Peter Capaldi, Carice van Houten, Dan Stevens, with Stanley Tucci and Laura Linney.
 
The Plot:
 
Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, The Fifth Estate 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. The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Cumberbatch) 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. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. 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?”
 
Watch the trailer:
 

 
And for those who aren’t aware of what the Fifth Estate refers to, DreamWorks offers this explanation:

The Fifth Estate refers to citizen journalism. Fifth Estate is used to describe media outlets (including the blogosphere) that see themselves in opposition to mainstream media (the official press) any class or group in society other than the clergy (First Estate), the nobility (Second Estate), the commoners (Third Estate) and the press (Fourth Estate). It has been used to describe civil society, the poor or the proletariat.”

 
Source: DreamWorks Pictures
 

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