Khodorkovsky (2011)


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Mikhail Khodorkovsky was once the richest man in Russia. Today, he's one of the world's most famous political prisoners. A story of Shakespearean proportions, The New York Times has reported on Khodorkovsky in both its news and op-ed pages. Fascinating interviews with Khodorkovsky (sometimes sitting in a glass box in the courtroom), members of his family, and others portray a country transformed from its moribund Communist past to one in which power-hungry politicians are abetted by a corrupt, drunken and cynical younger generation. Stark black and white animated sequences help tell an amazing back-story that plays like a political thriller. -- (C) Kino Lorber

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Cyril Tuschi
as Cyril Tuschi
Marina Khodorkovskaya
as Marina Khodorkovskaya
Lena Khodorkovskaya
as Lena Khodorkovskaya
Pavel Khodorkovsky
as Pavel Khodorkovsky
Anton Drel
as Anton Drel
Joschka Fischer
as Joschka Fischer
Maksim Valetsky
as Maksim Valetsky
Leonid Nevzlin
as Leonid Nevzlin
Aleksei Kondaurov
as Aleksei Kondaurov
Irina Yasina
as Irina Yasina
Christian Michel
as Christian Michel
Ben Aris
as Ben Aris
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All Critics (29) | Top Critics (11)

Tuschi has a sharp sense of tempo and shot composition, and he obviously knows how to ask questions, because he gets good answers.

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This film is a commanding insight into Putin's Russia.

Mar 1, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Helps to make Khodorkovsky more of a reality than the enigma he threatens to become.

Mar 1, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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"Khodorkovsky" is a curious and admirable documentary, the product of one filmmaker's inability to let go of a story.

Feb 23, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's a perfect fit for the blend of Greek tragedy, spaghetti Western and judicial farce that defines business and politics in the New Russia.

Dec 2, 2011 | Full Review…
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It's unlikely to enflame American audiences with less of a stake in Russia's political goings-on, but works as a persuasive portrait of a politically toxic situation.

Dec 1, 2011 | Rating: B+

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