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.
During the film shoot in Germany, Oliver Stone's mother died. Taking the necessary time off would have left the production unable to complete the film within its budget and schedule, so Stone missed her funeral. .
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...
When Snowden is making pasta in the kitchen, he pours boiling water into the sink. The steam billows up into his face and clearly fogs his glasses. He suddenly falls to the ground in a seizure, but we see him on the ground in medium close-up his glasses, which were heavily fogged just seconds ago, are completely clear.
English, American Sign Language
$8,000,058 (USA) (16 September 2016)