Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Fifth Estate Film will be in Theaters October 18th

 Carice van Houten and Laura Linney
Los Angeles, CATHE FIFTH ESTATE is a Dreamworks film based on real events and deeds of blogger Julian Assange and the Wikileaks organization.  They are responsible for mass Internet release of data, videos and sensitive government cables.  The deception and intrigue by various governments is as bad as it gets.  Today Assange is a wanted man in many nations right now.  He’s a hero to many and a traitor to many more. 
One thing for sure Assange has exposed massive corruption that continues because the apathetic public does not seem to care.  We will have to wait and see whay kind of light be shown on Assange and his cohorts by the authors of this film
I must say I’m absolutely thrilled to see Carice van Houten and another favorite actress Laura Linney staring in this production.   It was filmed in Berlin along with several locations in Belgium.  I have met Linney at a SAG function and I'm looking forward to meeting van Houten.  
This is the Dreamworks created storyline:
The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict 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 whistle-blowers 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?

This film was the talk of the recent Toronto International Film Festival.

The Stars of this film:
             Benedict Cumberbatc--Julian Assange
             Daniel Brühl--Daniel Domscheit-Berg
             Carice van Houten--Birgitta Jónsdóttir
             Alicia Vikande--Anke
             Stanley Tucci            --James Boswell
             Laura Linney            --Sarah Shaw
            Anthony Mackie--Sam Coulson

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