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We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)

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A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.

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Alex Gibney

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Alex Gibney
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John 'FuzzFace' McMahon John 'FuzzFace' McMahon ... Himself - NASA Network Administrator (as John 'Fuzface' McMahon)
Alex Gibney ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Julian Assange ... Himself - Founder, WikiLeaks (archive footage)
Robert Manne Robert Manne ... Himself - Professor, La Trobe University, Melbourne (as Prof. Robert Manne)
Heather Brooke Heather Brooke ... Herself - Journalist
Michael Hayden ... Himself - Former NSA and CIA Director (as Gen. Michael Hayden)
J. William Leonard J. William Leonard ... Himself - U.S. Government Classification Czar
Daniel Domscheit-Berg Daniel Domscheit-Berg ... Himself - Former WikiLeaks Spokesperson
Smári McCarthy Smári McCarthy ... Himself - Icelandic Digital Freedom Society
Birgitta Jónsdóttir Birgitta Jónsdóttir ... Herself - Icelandic Parliamentarian
Adrian Lamo ... Himself - Hacker
Timothy Douglas Webster Timothy Douglas Webster ... Himself - Former Army Counterintelligence Agent (as Tim Webster)
Chelsea Manning ... Herself - WikiLeaks Source (archive footage) (as Bradley Manning)
Jason Edwards Jason Edwards ... Himself - Friend of Bradley Manning
Nick Nick ... Himself - Served with Bradley Manning
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A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.

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The truth has consequences.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing violent images, language and sexual material | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Előttünk nincsenek titkok: A WikiLeaks története See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,689, 26 May 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$158,932, 16 June 2013
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Julian Assange: You talk of times of peace for all, and then prepare for war.
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Written by Jim Moginie (as James Moginie), Martin Rotsey, Peter Gifford and Rob Hirst (as Robert Hirst)
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Could have been better
12 October 2013 | by Swayamdeep_SinghSee all my reviews

I found it to be a good documentary but it is not consistent over the 2hrs. It tells the story of Wikileaks & Julian Assange & Peter Manning. But it barely manages to scratch surface of the subjects, does not focus on each subjects properly & switches to something else. In my opinion it would have been great if it focused on one topic say Peter Manning & act of whistle blowing. In the last 10 minutes , 2 guys who were affiliated to Wikileaks talk about whistle blowers. "Whistle blowing is an isolating act. You are doing something which your colleagues and friends won't like you to do or they won't understand. That alienated you further from them. " "In the end everybody is just human, if you are leaking something important to a reporter , something that's really makes a difference, then from a human perspective it is difficult not to get credit for it, no one can tap you on shoulder & say courageous thing you did. & that's the complicated part about it , how do you make sure your source don't compromise themselves" It would have been better if more insight into mind of whistle blower was given to us. That would be something which I have n't seen, (except in The Insider (1999), which is a masterpiece). The interviewees could tell more about how the delicacy of the whole process of getting some classified information, protecting the source of information. The whole material of the documentary, with proper story telling can make a very good movie, but not an excellent documentary. I believe documentaries are supposed to be about insight into something & draw some conclusion. It does provide us with lot of information but less insight.


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