Kinodokumentarfilm | 2013-2014 | Politik, Porträt | USA


In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras was several years into the making of a film about abuses of national security in post­9/11 America when she started receiving encrypted e­mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely unique in the history of cinema: a 100% real­life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes.

Schauspieler*inRollenameSynchronschauspieler*in / Sprecher*in
Edward Snowdenhimself [HR]
Glenn Greenwaldhimself [NR]
Lindsay Millsherself [NR]
Jacob Appelbaumhimself [NR]
Julian Assangehimself [NR]
KameraKamerafrau/DoPLaura Poitras
KameraKamerafrau/DoPKirsten Johnson
KameraKameramann/DoPKaty Scoggin
KameraKameramann/DoPTrevor Paglen
Postproduction/VFXColoristRobert FriebeFinal Grading
Postproduction/VFXDI Digital Intermediate Supervisor Steffen Schuchhardt
ProducerProduzentinMathilde Bonnefoy
ProducerProduzentDirk Wilutzky
ProducerProduzentinLaura Poitras
ProducerExecutive ProducerSteven Soderbergh


Praxis Films [us]
BR Bayerischer Rundfunk [de]koproduzierend
NDR Norddeutscher Rundfunk [de]koproduzierend

Vertriebs- / Verleihfirmen

HBO Documentary Films [us]USA (TV)
Piffl Medien GmbH [de]Deutschland (Kino)
Laura Poitras2014DOK LeipzigLeipziger Ring Filmpreisgewonnen
Laura Poitras2014IDFA - Intl. Documentary Festival [nl]Of Media and Mennominiert
Mathilde Bonnefoy2015Academy Awards - Oscars [us]Best Documentary Featuregewonnen
Mathilde Bonnefoy2015Deutscher FilmpreisBester Schnittnominiert
Mathilde Bonnefoy2015Deutscher FilmpreisProgrammfüllende Dokumentarfilmegewonnen
Mathilde Bonnefoy2015Film+ SchnittpreisBild-Kunst Schnitt Preis Dokumentarfilmnominiert
Dirk Wilutzky2015Academy Awards - Oscars [us]Best Documentary Featuregewonnen
Dirk Wilutzky2015Deutscher FilmpreisProgrammfüllende Dokumentarfilmegewonnen
Laura Poitras2015Academy Awards - Oscars [us]Best Documentary Featuregewonnen
Laura Poitras2015DOK.Fest MünchenDOK.specialnominiert


ArtLandSenderDatum / ZeitAnmerkung
ErstausstrahlungDeutschlandARD [de]Montag, 23.11.2015
KinostartDeutschlandDonnerstag, 06.11.2014