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Citizen K

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  • Director: Alex Gibney
  • Producer(s): John Battsek, Alex Gibney, PJ Van Sandwijk, George Chignell, Erin Edeiken
  • Screenwriter(s): Alex Gibney
  • Country: USA, UK
  • Language(s): Subtitled
  • Year: 2019

Mikhail Khodorkovsky was once believed to be the wealthiest man in Russia. He came to prominence in the 1990s – the era of the oligarch – when he was one of a gang of opportunists exploiting the chaos of the transition from Communism to become extremely rich. Political influence followed, but so did corruption allegations and enmity, Vladimir Putin eventually ensuring that Khodorkovsky would spend years in prison. Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney interrogates Khodorkovsky, as well as some of his supporters and detractors, to present his incredible life story with thorough, balanced journalistic integrity. Through it he reveals the dark, compelling history of post-Soviet Russia. MH

Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival, 2019

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The Gate Cinema Cork City
The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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