Der Fall Chodorkowski

Deutschland 2008-2011 Dokumentarfilm

Summary

First socialist, then capitalist, and finally a felon – the life of Mikhail Boriso vich
Khodorkovsky has all the makings of a screen epic. But are any of the stories
true that are told about the man who was once Russia’s richest oligarch
and is now Putin’s most inveterate opponent? Was he really an ardent
Communist and Komsomol secretary who, having become infected by
"new thinking" suddenly began spreading the methods of free market economy
throughout the Communist Party’s youth league? Or is his the story of
a Jewish boy whose background prevented him from rising through the
ranks of the Soviet Union’s arms industry, and who therefore decided on a
career in the party – which was to take an unexpected turn under
Gorbachev? And, after all those years in finance, where did he suddenly
acquire his sense of political mission that propelled him to confront
Vladimir Putin and which continues to ensure that charges are being
brought against him, Russia’s most famous prisoner?



Cyril Tuschi: "Everyone and anyone has something to say about him.
Khodorkovsky’s career has been one of dramatic highs and lows – and
the hard fall he has taken measures up to any Shakespearean tragedy. Khodorkovsky seeks to peer behind the mask of the charismatic phantom
that is Mikhail Khodorkovsky; it looks beyond his demonisation
through Putin’s propaganda – but also beyond his idealisation as a mere
victim."



Source: 61. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

 

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Credits

All Credits

Shoot

    • 01.06.2008 - 01.09.2008: Russland, USA, Israel, London
Duration:
3182 m, 116 min
Format:
35mm, 1:2,35
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby SR
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.10.2011, 129725, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 14.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Dokumente;
Kinostart (DE): 17.11.2011

Titles

  • Weiterer Titel (DE) Khodorkovsky
  • Arbeitstitel (DE) Der Aufstieg und Fall des Michail B. Chodorkowski
  • Schreibvariante (DE) Der Fall Chodorkovsky
  • Originaltitel (DE) Der Fall Chodorkowski

Versions

Original

Duration:
3182 m, 116 min
Format:
35mm, 1:2,35
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby SR
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.10.2011, 129725, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 14.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Dokumente;
Kinostart (DE): 17.11.2011

Awards

FBW 2011
  • Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
  • Dokumentarfilm des Monats
DOK.fest München 2011
  • Dokumentar:Filmpreis