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The Fifth Estate



BAFTA® award-winner BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH gives an outstanding performance in the adrenalin-fuelled dramatic thriller, THE FIFTH ESTATE. This powerful exposé based on the real-life events of the notorious WikiLeaks is released on Blu-ray and DVD on 17 February 2014 by Entertainment One.

From director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Kinsey) THE FIFTH ESTATE compiles a star studded cast lead by Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years a Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) including Daniel Bruhl (Rush, Inglorious Basterds), Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Laura Linney (Hyde Park on the Hudson), Peter Capaldi (World War Z, Doctor Who) and newcomer Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina).

Driven to expose corporate crimes and government secrets no matter what the cost, activist Julian Assange (Cumberbatch) and computer hacker Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Bruhl) team up to become the underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. As their Wikileaks organisation starts to gather support and influence across the globe so the stakes are raised; pitching them into conflict with the US intelligence agencies and putting the lives of thousands in danger.

The home entertainment release takes you further inside the conspiracies with the DVD featuring an additional featurette ‘The Submission Platform’ and the Blu-ray packed with even more behind-the-scenes action with ‘In-Camera Graphics’ and ‘Scoring Secrets’.

With the film itself taking inspiration from a number of sources, including the tell-all book Inside Wikileaks: My time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, this highly relevant thriller highlights the secrets those in power wish to keep, and the lengths some will go to keep them.

THE FIFTH ESTATE will have you on the edge of your seat as it tells the absorbing and thrilling true story of the battle for power and freedom in the 21st Century.

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