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 whistle-blowers 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?
Daniel Brühl....Daniel Domscheit-Berg
Anthony Mackie....Sam Coulson
Stanley Tucci....James Boswell
Laura Linney....Sarah Shaw
Carice van Houten....Birgitta Jónsdóttir
Dan Stevens....Ian Katz
Peter Capaldi....Alan Rusbridger
David Thewlis....Nick Davies
Hera Hilmar....Wikileaks Staffer
Jeany Spark....Wired Reporter
Michael Jibson....Irritated Reporter
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