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Citizen K

Citizen K  

Synopsis

Oscar® winning writer/director Alex Gibney’s revelatory Citizen K is an intimate yet sweeping look at post-Soviet Russia from the perspective of the enigmatic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oligarch turned political dissident.

Benefitting from the chaos that ensued after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R., Khodorkovsky was able to amass a fortune in financing and oil production and became the richest man in Russia. But when he accused the new Putin regime of corruption, Khodorkovsky was arrested, his assets were seized and following a series of show trials, he was sentenced to more than ten-years in prison. Today, as an exile living in London, he continues to speak out against Putin’s two-decade stranglehold on power. Expertly researched and photographed, Gibney uses Khodorkovsky’s story as a way to explore the complex interplay between oligarchy and government and its destructive effect on democracy, in Russia and beyond.

PRESS REVIEWS

“…chewy, engrossing…” - VARIETY

“Authoritative…Citizen K is the prolific docmaker’s most rewarding feature in several years…”       VARIETY

“… polished and serious-minded in the way that Gibney has made his stock-in-trade since winning an Oscar for 2007’s “Taxi to the Dark Side”…” – VARIETY

“…lively…Citizen K boasts a slick package of impressively-shot modern-day footage of Russia – notably the Siberin oil fields – with gripping archival material, all wrapped up in a rousing score…”  SCREEN DAILY

“…wholly engrossing…”SCREEN DAILY

“...scalding portrait of Putin’s Russia.” - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Gibney and editor Michael Palmer weave the dense narrative into a brisk, gripping and fascinatingly detailed thriller, enhanced by Robert Logan and Ivor Guest's suspenseful score.” – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

":star::star::star::star: Absorbing." - THE GUARDIAN 

":star::star::star::star::star: Stunning, must-see." - THE TIMES


Genre: Non-Fiction

Sub Genre: Political, News & Current Affairs, Documentary

Year of Production: 2019

Running Time: 1 x 128-minutes

Available in HD: Yes

Available in 4K: Yes

Country: USA & UK

Production Company:A Production by Passion Pictures / Jigsaw / Storyteller Productions