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Putin's Witnesses (Svideteli Putina) (2018)

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The events of the film begin on December 31, 1999 when Russia was acquainted with its new President Vladimir Putin. The film is based on unique and strictly documentary testimonies of the true causes and consequences of the operation "Successor", as a result of which Russia ended up with the President who still rules the country. The protagonists of the film are Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, and the Russian nation, as always being a silent witness of its own destiny.

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Critic Reviews for Putin's Witnesses (Svideteli Putina)

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

[A] riveting, incensed documentary...

July 7, 2018 | Full Review…
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A film laden with ominous clues for historians to study.

July 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The documentary effectively captures the essence of Putin's witnesses. [Full Review in Spanish]

May 3, 2019 | Full Review…

An extraordinary documentary-using footage shot from inside the Kremlin-that explores Putin's uncompromising thirst for power.

March 2, 2019 | Full Review…

His camera were present at the creation of the Putin dictatorship...He now narrates his unique footage as a "witness" with the nuanced eye of the perspective of time.

February 2, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Russian filmmakers like Mansky making documentary films that so directly engage with the inherent corruption of those people in power fills this critic with both dread and admiration.

December 13, 2018 | Full Review…

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