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Putin's Witnesses (2018)

Svideteli Putina (original title)
A rare glimpse at the young Putin and the vast political machine that brought him to power.

Director:

Vitaliy Manskiy (as Vitaly Mansky)

Writer:

Vitaliy Manskiy (concept)
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Credited cast:
Vladimir Putin ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mikhail Gorbachev ... Self
Vitaliy Manskiy Vitaliy Manskiy ... Narrator (voice)
Boris Yeltsin ... Self (archive footage)
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The events of the film begin on December 31, 1999 when Russia was acquainted with its new President Vladimir Putin. The film is based on unique and strictly documentary testimonies of the true causes and consequences of the operation "Successor", as a result of which Russia ended up with the President who still rules the country. The protagonists of the film are Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, and the Russian nation, as always being a silent witness of its own destiny.

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Illegible Subtitles
22 January 2020 | by jhudgina@sfu.caSee all my reviews

I saw this last night on BC's Knowledge Network, or I saw about half when it was too frustrating as the subtitles were just not legible.

But, why is this? It happens in almost all such documentaries when it would be so easily changed with the white text against a black background?

I think the best of TV is the under sung documentaries and I really appreciate the hours, the years it takes to bring one to air. So, why ruin all that with something so easily fixed?


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Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1 January 2020 (Spain) See more »

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$2,157
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