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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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1.78 : 1
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Wilhelm Scream: At 1:10:18 in a clip of an explosion. See more »

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Julian Assange: You talk of times of peace for all, and then prepare for war.
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Features Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) See more »

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horrible excuse of a documentary film
2 June 2013 | by paymonoramaSee all my reviews

"We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks", is a horrible excuse of a documentary film. It should never make money, meet its intended audience or be allowed to alter public opinion.

I am not in any way affiliated with WikiLeaks, Anon or any other revolutionary collective or hive mind. I do not incite any illegal action, as it's illegal, or breaching any ToC, since such would be a breach of contract. I implore you to do what is right, and to do so because you want to. Not because the Internets told you to.

We Steal Secrets tears down Assange, who has not been accused of any crime, while building a legal defence for Manning, whose trial over leak allegations will begin next month. And that's the problem with the film: Manning has not yet had his day in court, while Assange remains holed up in Ecuador's London embassy, unwilling to go to Sweden to answer prosecutors' questions. Neither man's story is complete, making it impossible for this film to be the definitive Wikileaks documentary.


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