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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Julian Assange
Adrian Lamo
Bradley Manning
Michael Hayden
James Ball
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Alex Gibney
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Running Time
130 minutes

We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks
They've seen everything


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We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks

Plot
When troubled US Army private Bradley Manning released secret military and diplomatic cables to Wikileaks, he unwittingly set in motion a cycle of recrimination and panic that spanned the globe. At its heart sits the complex, crusading figure of Julian Assange.


Verdict
Alex Gibney adds to his forensic examinations of Enron and Abu Ghraib with another fine documentary. Undeterred by grey areas or the hostility of his subject, the filmmaker tackles one of the stories of our times with dynamism and smarts.


Reviewed by Philip Wilding

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