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.


Critic Reviews for Putin's Witnesses (Svideteli Putina)

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

[A] riveting, incensed documentary...

July 7, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A film laden with ominous clues for historians to study.

July 2, 2018 | 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…

Mansky's own complicity in Putin's career that lingers like an open sore.

September 20, 2018 | Full Review…

A fascinating snapshot of a period that birthed one of the most controversial presidencies in global politics. For that reason alone, the doc is well worth your time

September 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Mansky keeps dwelling on the behavioural aspects of Putin himself, as if cracking his psychology would somehow reveal the nature of his dictatorial power.

September 5, 2018 | Full Review…

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