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

Writer:

Alex Gibney
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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John 'FuzzFace' McMahon John 'FuzzFace' McMahon ... Self - NASA Network Administrator (as John 'Fuzface' McMahon)
Alex Gibney ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Julian Assange ... Self - Founder, WikiLeaks (archive footage)
Robert Manne Robert Manne ... Self - Professor, La Trobe University, Melbourne (as Prof. Robert Manne)
Heather Brooke Heather Brooke ... Self - Journalist
Michael Hayden ... Self - Former NSA and CIA Director (as Gen. Michael Hayden)
J. William Leonard J. William Leonard ... Self - U.S. Government Classification Czar
Daniel Domscheit-Berg Daniel Domscheit-Berg ... Self - Former WikiLeaks Spokesperson
Smári McCarthy Smári McCarthy ... Self - Icelandic Digital Freedom Society
Birgitta Jónsdóttir Birgitta Jónsdóttir ... Self - Icelandic Parliamentarian
Adrian Lamo ... Self - Hacker
Timothy Douglas Webster Timothy Douglas Webster ... Self - Former Army Counterintelligence Agent (as Tim Webster)
Chelsea Manning ... Self - WikiLeaks Source (archive footage) (as Bradley Manning)
Jason Edwards Jason Edwards ... Self - Friend of Bradley Manning
Nick Nick ... Self - 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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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing violent images, language and sexual material | See all certifications »
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Wilhelm Scream: At 1:10:18 in a clip of an explosion. See more »

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

Features Hackers (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Blossom and Blood
Written by Jim Moginie (as James Moginie), Martin Rotsey, Peter Gifford and Rob Hirst (as Robert Hirst)
Performed by Midnight Oil
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Sensationalism as a substitute for journalism
13 November 2013 | by seanrkearneySee all my reviews

If this film tells us anything its that the mainstream media like their corporate paymasters are very much in bed with the governmental organizations who Julian Assange and others looks to expose.

From its title its clear that this is film offers little in the way of objective journalism and instead tows the mainstream media line that Assange is not a whistle blower but in fact an irresponsible thief. There is some interesting facts included in the documentary but its inability to remain objective for me at least undermined its credibility and its value as a serious work.

Of course without Assange and people like Bradley Manning the worst excesses of government and corporate society would never come to light. A message this film conspicuously overlooks.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

We Steal Secrets 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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