Khodorkovsky* Review

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Expertly reveals the largely untold story of Russia’s richest oligarch.

With probably (hopefully) the only movie poster you’ll see this year featuring the name ‘Vladimir Putin’, Cyril Tuschi’s fascinating, intelligent and downright ballsy documentary demands the world’s attention.

Revealing the largely untold story of Russia’s richest oligarch and his power struggles with the country’s hard-nosed president, Tuschi presents the oversized granny knot of modern Russian politics.

Once the world’s youngest billionaire to emerge from the brave new world of Gorbachev’s perestroika, Mikhail Khodorkovsky (and his vast oil empire) came into Putin’s firing line when he joined Moscow’s political opposition.

Now rotting in a Siberian prison, Khodorkovsky makes a rare appearance here amongst the animated inserts and an array of exiled talking heads. Tuschi paints a complex portrait of corrupted power.

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