R | | Biography, Drama, Thriller
The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.
After leaving his hotel in Hong Kong, Snowden was sheltered by many asylum seekers belonging to multiple nationalities (including two Sri Lankans and one Filipino) until he left for Moscow.
Laura Poitras: This is the only alligator.
Glenn Greenwald: Four minutes past. We walk in one minute. He was clear on that.
Laura Poitras: He's coming.
Glenn Greenwald: No, he is too young to have that kind of access.
Glenn Greenwald: Uh, what time does the restaurant open?
Edward Snowden: Noon. But the food is a bit too spicy. This way...
At the checkpoint at "the Hill", a sniff dog suddenly jumps on Snowden's car window and barks, a "startling" cliché taken from numerous "nazi movies". Sniff dogs are selected and trained to have minimal or no contact with people around them. Even looking at people is discouraged in a dog in order to avoid both distraction (for the dog it is a game) and scaring people (if larger dogs like Rottweilers are used).
$8,000,058 (USA) (16 September 2016)
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