Hacking Justice (El juez y el rebelde)

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In 2012, Julian Assange, editor of WikiLeaks, takes refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in London. A Swedish prosecutor is seeking him for alleged sex offences, but Assange fears it’s a trap to extradite him to the US, where a secret case against him is ongoing. That same year, Judge Garzón, famous for prosecuting Pinochet, reinvents himself as a lawyer. At the helm of an international legal team, Garzón leads a complex case, with deep political implications, involving several countries and whose outcome will affect freedom of information worldwide.

With privileged access to its protagonists for three years, the film follows two controversial characters: the champion of transparency for the powerful and the hacker for justice, united against the world’s most powerful state in a standoff which is not over yet.


Clara López Rubio is a filmmaker and cinema historian, sepecialized in the representation of the Spanish Civil War in documentary and fiction.



Juan Pancorbo is a journalist and lives in Berlin, where he works as translator and scriptwriter for the international broadcaster Deutsche Welle.


Hacking Justice (El juez y el rebelde) | Edition 2017, Festival, Official Section - Panorama

Hacking Justice (El juez y el rebelde)

Clara López Rubio, Juan Pancorbo

Spain, Germany (2017)



Language: Catalan, Spanish, English, French


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