Citizen K

Citizen K

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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. Benefiting 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, he 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, director Alex 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. PLEASE NOTE This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
Starring Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Vladimir Putin, Leonid Nevzlin
Director Alex Gibney