As The Toronto International Film Festival looms ever closer (expect things to get less quiet in these parts) one of the films that has kind of slipped under the radar is the Aussie produced Biopic about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Underground. Featuring Anthony LaPaglia, Rachel Griffiths, and Alex Williams as teenaged-hacker era Assange, the clip offers one of those ‘movie moments’ you expect in a Biopic, but it equally works as a stand alone trailer.
From the TIFF Programme:
“The contrast between old-school investigative methods and the quicksilver speed of the emerging digital age gives the film much of its juice: while Julian “travels all over the world” from the comfort of his computer desk, the police are reduced to manually following a dial-up signal as it clicks through various receivers at the local phone company. This hands-on approach seems to prevail, as the police eventually close in on the young hacker. But Julian’s dramatic arrest at the hands of the Australian Federal Police was only the beginning—a clarion call for a new age of digital activism.”