This drama is based on the life of Julian Assange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), the founder of WikiLeaks. The film focuses on the relationship between him and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) and how the success of their websites leads to the failure of their friendship.
Why Is The Fifth Estate Rated R?
The Fifth Estate is rated R for language and some violence.
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Violence: Brief explicit violence shows two men shot at point blank range (blood splatters and wounds are shown). News footage includes people being shot, harassed by officials, and civilian deaths in war zones. Characters fear their lives are in danger. Characters engage in illegal activities such as computer hacking and publicly posting classified information. A spy’s life is in peril when he faces exposure. Child abuse is alluded to.
Sexual Content: It is implied an unmarried couple are involved in a sexual relationship. A couple begins embracing, kissing and undressing—but are interrupted. Brief discussions about sex and sexual innuendo are included.
Language: At least six sexual expletives are heard, along with other profanities and terms of deity. Racial slurs are used.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink frequently, sometimes to relieve stress. Infrequent tobacco use is depicted.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Home Video Notes: The Fifth Estate
Release Date: 28 January 2014
The Fifth Estate releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:
- The Submission Platform - Visual Effects: From conception and pre-viz, through on-set photography and post, this featurette explores the VFX challenges of bringing the submission platform to life.
- In Camera: Graphics: A study of the techniques and work involved in capturing the on screen graphics in camera, and allowing realistic interaction with the actors’ performances.
- Scoring Secrets: A detailed examination of the soundscape created by both the composer Carter Burwell as he records his score, and the film’s music supervisor as songs are chosen for the unique soundtrack.
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