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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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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

Gross USA:

$166,243

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$457,517
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Michael Hayden: We steal secrets; we steal other nations' secrets.
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Connections

Features Hackers (1995) See more »

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Jigsaw Falling Into Place
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If you think you know about WikiLeaks - you are WRONG!!
25 September 2013 | by Mittal_ShubhamSee all my reviews

Watch this documentary if you have heard about WikiLeaks only in papers or on the daily news channel. The documentary is the longest I have even seen(~130 minutes); bit it needs those extra minutes to explain a complex whistle-blowing organization. The film provides you with the core details of the organization, its working, its past employees and mainly on Julian Assange and Bradley Manning. It will take you on a super informative ride,and will constantly shift your bias!

What I loved about this documentary was that the unbiased view which which the narration is done. Don't get fooled by the title! This film is not to tear apart WikiLeaks, nor is it in place to be a propagandist of Julian Assange. It praises as well as take digs at Assange, his personal life; providing a view from the both sides of the coin. It will provoke you to ponder as to is WikiLeaks really a one man show? When does a whistle-blower turns into a traitor-aiding the enemy? Who is the "real" enemy? Are the informants of WikiLeaks safe?

Gibney has done an excellent job of storytelling. Its easy to see that much effort has been put to compile this brilliant piece of work. Sometimes it takes a full 2 hr feature film to stitch something we think we already know! Kudos!


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