THE FIFTH ESTATE Clip Features Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Brühl Clashing Amidst the Information War

     September 6, 2013

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A new clip from Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate features a clash of ideals between Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) over how to handle their involvement in the information war.  It’s a great look at the relationship between the two activists and the tone of the film itself, just as yesterday’s behind-the-scenes featurette gave audiences a look at the ideology that went into the making of the film.  You can also read up on Matt’s review of the film from TIFF 2013 here.

The film also stars Laura LinneyStanley TucciAnthony MackieDavid ThewlisPeter CapaldiDan StevensAlicia Vikander, and Carice van Houten.  The Fifth Estate opens in theaters on October 18th.  Hit the jump to watch the clip.

Check out the clip from The Fifth Estate below (via Yahoo!):

Here’s the official synopsis for The Fifth Estate:

Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, “The Fifth Estate” reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society—and what are the costs of exposing them?”

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