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Source:  Film Threat

Alex Gibney has created another David vs. Goliath tale in “Citizen K.”

The acclaimed filmmaker’s “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” dealt with the massive self-combustion of the titular corrupt corporation.  Gibney scrutinized the U.S. military’s interrogation practices during the war in Afghanistan in “Taxi to the Dark Side.”  He revealed the machinations behind Scientology in the mesmerizing “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.”

With “Citizen K,” Gibney focuses his attention on the ongoing battle between two major Goliaths: Russian President Vladimir Putin and oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Gibney traces the rise and fall – and a Phoenix-like reemergence – of Khodorkovsky, once the wealthiest man in Russia, now an unlikely martyr for the anti-Putin movement.  The result is a supremely entertaining documentary that sheds light on a tumultuous period in Russia’s history.

“Citizen K” will be released in Los Angeles on November 22 and will expand to other cities in early 2020.  Following its North American theatrical release, the documentary will be available worldwide on Amazon Prime.

Read the story at Film Threat.


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