Plot – "Snowden" portraits one of the most controversial characters of the 21st century, a man responsible for what has been defined as the biggest security system violation in the history of US intelligence. In 2013, Edward Snowden quits his job at the National Security Agency and flies to Hong Kong to meet with the journalists Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill, and the director Laura Poitras with the intention of revealing the colossal virtual surveillance programs employed by the United States of America. As a consultant and computer expert bound by an obligation of maximum secrecy, Ed has discovered that a huge amount of data gets recorded by tracking every form of digital communication. The data collected is about terrorist but also about foreign governments and American citizens. Fed up with his job at the agency, Snowden meticulously collects hundreds of thousands of top-secret documents to prove the seriousness of this violation of the people's rights. After leaving the woman he loves, Ed finds the courage to act, pushed by the principles he believes in.
All actors – Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jaymes Butler, Robert Firth, Rachel Handshaw, Christian Contreras, Parker Sawyers, Rhys Ifans, Ken Thomas, Nicolas Cage, Michael Benz, Shailene Woodley, Tom Wilkinson, Joely Richardson, Nicholas Rowe, Demetri Goritsas, Timothy Olyphant, Ben Schnetzer, Erol Sander, Suzanne Gilbert, Anatoly Kucherena, Valentina Kuitko, Bhasker Patel, Olga Koda, Patrick Joseph Byrnes, Christy Meyer, Scott Eastwood, LaKeith Stanfield, Stephanie Simbeck, Logan Marshall-Green, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Stanley I. Walker Jr., Ben Chaplin, Mathangi Ray, Ashani Perera, Alan Rusbridger, Edward Snowden, Alexandra Adomaitis, Steffen Anton, Nora Bauer, Osama bin Laden, Rouven Blessing, Wolf Blitzer, George Bush, Lincoln Chafee, Matthew A. Chapman, James Clapper, Hillary Clinton, Marisol Correa, Adrianna David, Danielle Davy, Luca Debole, Andrew Dits, Andreas Dubois, Ralph Echemendia, Nathan Ferguson, Nico Friday, Michael Garvey, Alex Genneopoulos, Kim Girschner, Lawrence Gray, Aaron Anthony Harper, Sarah Harrison, Brandon Marc Higa, Jamie Hodge, Ray Hounsell, James Kellogg, John Kerry, André Kolbe, Paul S.W. Lee, Jamie A. Marchetti, Piers Morgan, Petra Michelle Nérette, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Aaron Palermo, Vlasto Peyitch, Nina Podolska, Lincoln Potwin, Vladimir Putin, Felix Quiñones, Bernie Sanders, Kelsey Saunders, Scott M. Schewe, Gregory Schwabe, Al Sotto, Austin Steady, Nataliya Stefanac, Tatsuya Tagawa, Robert Porter Templeton, Chuck Todd, Nusret Toplar, Matt Totty, Donald Trump, Nike Maria Vassil, Scott Wallace, Ron Wydenshow all
“Snowden” Quotes 10 quotes
“You ever hear about the Nuremberg trials, Trev? They weren't that long ago. Yeah, well, the big shots were the first trial, but then the next trial were just the judges, and lawyers, and policemen, and guards, and ordinary people just doing their jobs, following orders. That's where we got the Nuremberg principles, which then the UN made into...” (continue)(continue reading)
“In 20 years, Iraq will be a hellhole nobody cares about. Terrorism's a short-term threat. The real threats will come from China, Russia, Iran. and they'll come as SQL injections and malware.”
“I think this is the greatest freedom that I have gained, the fact that I don't have to worry about what happens tomorrow, because I'm happy with what I've done today.”
“The modern battlefield is everywhere.”
“Terrorism is just an excuse.”
“Bombs won't stop terrorism, brains will, and we don't have nearly enough of those. I'm gonna give you a shot, Snowden.”
“- Edward Snowden: So, this is data collection for the month of March worldwide, emails and Skype calls. So France, 70 million. Germany, 500 million. Brazil, two billion. Inside the U.S., 3.1 billion emails and calls. That's not including any of the telecom company data.
- NSA Dep. Director Lowell: Okay, so what's the collection in Russia?
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