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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, 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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Michael Hayden: We steal secrets; we steal other nations' secrets.
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A Good Defense of Assange, Though Inevitably Political
18 November 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

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

How do you make a documentary on Assange without being political? Even if you try to be neutral, you will inevitably be able to lump interview into two groups: his supporters and his detractors. And he has plenty of both.

For supporters, you can rally around the "Collateral Murder" video and how it shows war in its unvarnished form. Whether or not this video showed a crime or a mistake, it makes us aware of what war is -- something that most of us today will never experience.

Detractors can appreciate how this film not only focuses on Assange's hacking (which is good or bad depending on who you are), but also shows how he is something of a sketchy person, abandoning his children and allegedly assaulting women. And then, he may even have been using Wikileaks funds to pay for his assault defense, which would be wrong.

The documentary also looks closer at Bradley (or Chelsea) Manning than any other source thus far. The e-mails, the access he had and his personal problems. I learned relatively little about Wikileaks from this film, but a good deal on Manning. And for that, I would highly recommend it.


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