The Fifth Estate Movie Review Summary

Actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis

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In 2007, a journalist named Daniel Domscheit-Berg fatefully met computer hacker Julian Assange at a conference in Berlin for the first time. Daniel had been emailing with Assange out of interest in the particulars of computer activism. Together, they invent a website called WikiLeaks, which is the first place online that information being hidden from the public can be unveiled without sacrificing the often-necessary anonymity of the information's providers. Their early work earns them massive credibility from fellow online activists, in addition to the media which began picking up on their activity. However, as WikiLeaks enters into increasingly morally ambiguous territory, the bond between Daniel and Julian begins to strain. It begins with the publishing of the addresses of the British National Party and comes to a breaking point when they received thousands of documents from Bradley Manning, a former Army soldier, all confidential war logs and diplomatic cables. With Julian's celebrity having risen larger than ever, Daniel must decide how to stop Julian... if he even can.
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The review of this Movie prepared by R.W. Hainline a Level 29 Superb Fruit-Dove scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   govt officials abusing power Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   computer/high tech focus The terrorist enemy is...    -   CIA/US Government

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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