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Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 7 October 2012 (Australia)
A look at the early career of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange.

Director:

Robert Connolly

Writers:

Suelette Dreyfus (book), Robert Connolly (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Griffiths ... Christine Assange
Anthony LaPaglia ... Detective Ken Roberts
Alex Williams ... Julian Assange
Laura Wheelwright Laura Wheelwright ... Electra
Callan McAuliffe ... Prime Suspect
Jordan Raskopoulos ... Trax
Benedict Samuel ... Jonah
Ben Crundwell Ben Crundwell ... Adam
Doug Bowles ... Fred
Daniel Frederiksen ... Wayne
Ben Keller ... Young Julian Assange
Simon Maiden ... Journalist
Ian Bliss ... Vince
Dean Cartmel Dean Cartmel ... Technician
Nick Mitchell ... Matthew Stewart
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Julian Assange is one of the most significant figures of the twenty first century. But before he was famous, before WikiLeaks, before the internet even existed, he was a teenage computer hacker in Melbourne. This is his story. In 1989, known as 'Mendax', Assange and two friends formed a group called the 'International Subversives'. Using early home computers and defining themselves as 'white hat hackers' - those who look but don't steal - they broke into some of the world's most powerful and secretive organisations. They were young, brilliant, and in the eyes of the US Government, a major threat to national security. At the urging of the FBI, the Australian Federal Police set up a special taskforce to catch them. But at a time when most Australian police had never seen a computer, let alone used one, they had to figure out just where to begin. Police ingenuity and old-fashioned detective work are pitted against nimble, highly skilled young men in this new crime frontier. What follows,... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2012 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Ellenállók: A Julian Assange sztori See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Matchbox Pictures See more »
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A drama quasi-biopic movie about a later part of Julian Assange's life is The Fifth Estate (2013); covering Wikileaks, the events of the early 2010s, twenty years later. See more »

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The railway station where Julian Assange first meets Electra in 1989 is shown with 21st century signs and tactile paving. See more »

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References The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982) See more »

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marvelous movie
7 November 2012 | by MGorgeski-918-889013See all my reviews

close to truth, excellent biography movie and no matter how low the budget for the movie was the acting was so strong that after first 15 minutes you start not to notice the lacking of resources invested in the project. The story itself is inspiring fact that there are much more brilliant causes in this life than creating apple or face-book. He is our Che Guevara of the modern internet era. Love this movie. Unfortunately enough its not a Hollywood production, and will never gain the popularity of our facebook generation, and many mainstream thinkers will simply vote this down. I would classify this on the ranking list above pirates of the silicon valley with respect to screen shot and acting as well as historical value and society importance. Bravo for our fellows Australians that have made such a wonderful movie four digital hero of the century for our digital robin hood.


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