Citizenfour (2014)

Documentary

In June 2013, Laura Poitras and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema: a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes. Poitras is a great and brave filmmaker, but she is also a masterful storyteller: she compresses the many days of questioning, waiting, confirming, watching the world’s reaction and agonizing over the next move, into both a great character study of Snowden and a narrative that will leave you on the edge of your seat as it inexorably moves toward its conclusion.

Director: Laura Poitras
Writer: Laura Poitras

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Movie Score: 7.9/10 from 493 votes
Release Date: 2014-10-10
Status: Released
Run time: 114 min / 1:54
Production Studio : Participant Media, HBO Documentary Films, Praxis Films
Production Countries: Germany, United States of America

Citizenfour Casts

Edward Snowden
as Himself
Glenn Greenwald
as Himself
Laura Poitras
as Herself
William Binney
as Himself
Barack Obama
as Himself
Jacob Appelbaum
as Himself
Julian Assange
as Himself
Jeremy Scahill
as Himself
Kevin Bankston
as Himself
Ewen MacAskill
as Himself
Lindsay Mills
as Herself

Citizenfour Crew

Editing Mathilde Bonnefoy Editor
Production Mathilde Bonnefoy Producer
Production Steven Soderbergh Executive Producer
Production Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Production Diane Weyermann Executive Producer
Crew Sara Bernstein Supervisor of Production Resources
Camera Kirsten Johnson Director of Photography
Production Kirsten Johnson Co-Producer
Writing Laura Poitras Screenplay
Directing Laura Poitras Director
Production Laura Poitras Producer
Production Sheila Nevins Executive Producer
Production David Menschel Executive Producer
Camera Trevor Paglen Director of Photography
Production Svenja Rieck Production Manager
Camera Katy Scoggin Director of Photography
Production Katy Scoggin Co-Producer
Production Dirk Wilutzky Producer
Production Tom Quinn Executive Producer