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Citizen K (2019)

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Releases November 22, 2019
The strange case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once believed to be the wealthiest man in Russia, who rocketed to prosperity and prominence in the 1990s, served a decade in prison, and became an unlikely martyr for the anti-Putin movement.

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Alex Gibney

Writer:

Alex Gibney
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Credited cast:
Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Vladimir Putin
Leonid Nevzlin Leonid Nevzlin
Boris Berezovsky Boris Berezovsky
Igor Malashenko Igor Malashenko
Anton Drel Anton Drel
Boris Yeltsin
Alexei Navalny
Tatyana Lysova Tatyana Lysova
Maria Logan Maria Logan
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Alex Gibney ... Narrator (voice)
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Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney delivers one of his strongest explorations of global politics in considering the strange case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Once believed to be the wealthiest man in Russia, Mikhail Khodorkovsky rocketed to prosperity and prominence in the 1990s, served a decade in prison, and became an unlikely leader of the anti-Putin movement. In tracking Mikhail Khodorkovsky's story, Alex Gibney creates a compelling portrait of post-Soviet Russia, a nation caught between radically divergent political models - and where fortunes can transform overnight. The collapse of the USSR ushered in an era of chaos and opportunity. With laws lagging behind socioeconomic change, Russia fomented a kind of gangster capitalism. Mikhail Khodorkovsky took advantage of the privatization of state assets, created Russia's first commercial bank, and built Yukos, Russia's biggest oil company. His success in business was accompanied by a level of political influence that would ... Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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