BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober

The Fifth Estate

USA/ 2013/ 2 t. 8 min.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Carice van Houten, Stanley Tucci, Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, Dan Stevens, David Thewlis, Daniel Brühl, Alicia Vikander
Bill Condon
Josh Singer, basert på bøker av Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Luke Harding, David Leigh
Traitor, visionary – or something in-between?

It’s hardly an exaggeration to call WikiLeaks the most influential and important journalistic project of our time. In THE FIFTH ESTATE we get a fictionalized account of the story of this controversial organization and its enigmatic figurehead Julian Assange. With Benedict Cumberbatch delivering a highly memorable performance in the role of Assange, director Bill Condon offers a nuanced take on a man who is often cast as either a traitor or a visionary folk hero.


Bill Condon

WILLIAM «BILL» CONDON (1955) is an american screenwriter and director. He is mostly known for writing and directing GODS AND MONSTERS (1998), CHICAGO (2002) and DREAMGIRLS (2006).