Club Classics: Khodorkovsky

Screening August 29, 2012 7:30 PM

For our August summer season we will screen one of the classics from our documentary catalogue every Wednesday night. The film will start at 7.30pm, opt for our £15 special offer for both the screening and a classic from our clubroom menu, 6pm onwards.

Khodorkovsky takes an explosive look into the life of former titan of the Russian oil industry, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, during his trial in Russia for an oligarchical rule of the market. After returning to his homeland from exile, Khodorkovsky is immediately arrested for challenging then President Putin, and a journey into the mind of one of Russia’s most powerful people begins.

Despite the fact that Khodorkovsky could have lived comfortable in exile for many years, he returns to his homeland and faces one of the most followed cases in modern Russian history. His transformation from communist to capitalist executive captivates many, including those around him and in the highest positions of power. Khodorkovsky the film examines those who knew him best, and offers unprecedented access to Khodorkovsky as he stands trial in Russia for his crimes.

Directed by Cyril Tuschi
Duration: 111 mins
Year: 2011