The Fifth Estate – in cinemas October 11th

What is The Fifth Estate?
First Estate: The Clergy
Second Estate: The Nobility
Third Estate: The Commoners
Fourth Estate: The Press
Fifth Estate: YOU

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 thrilled based on real events, The Fifth Estate reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an internet start-up into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organisation.

The story begins as Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Damscheit-Berg (Daniel Bruhl) 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 organisations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential documents in the 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?

Directed by Bill Condon, The Fifth Estate is a powerful thriller also starring Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Alicia Vikander, Peter Capaldi, Carice Van Houten, Dan Stevens, Stanley Tucci and Laura Linney.
The Fifth Estate is based on the book “Inside Wikileaks” by Daniel Domscheit-Berg and The Guardian book “Wikileaks” by David Leigh and Luke Harding, with a screenplay by Josh Singer.

The Fifth Estate opens in Irish cinemas on October 11th. You can watch the intriguing trailer here.