“THE FIFTH ESTATE”
Could this year’s Toronto Film Festival be a guide into next years Oscars?
The Fifth Estate opens this year’s festival staring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in this Must see thriller!
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The film follows the heady, early days of Wiki leaks to its abrupt end after a series of controversial and history changing info leaks. The website’s overnight success brought instant fame to its principal architects, but as their power expanded across the globe, Daniel (Daniel Bruhl) grew increasingly disillusioned with Julian’s questionable tactics and ethics. The rift between the two friends became irreparable and their ideological differences tore them apart, but not before they revolutionized, for better and worse, the flow of information to news media and the world at large.
This Drama is based partly on the book –about Wiki leaks by Journalists David Leigh & Luke Harding
“Julian has been a brilliant pioneer of a new technological order in which you can hack into, purloined and publish secrets. But at the same time, he’s so reckless, ethically shallow and personally damaged that he’s not the kind of person who can be trusted. It’s not just that Julian distrusts mainstream media. I think he feels a profound contempt toward (it) and uses it to justify anything he does. He is also, most certainly, a narcissist.” David Leigh an investigative Journalist with Guardian Newspaper…