Rebellion - The Litvinenko Case details
|Genre:||Documentary - Entertainment|
Rebellion - The Litvinenko Case
|Run time:||1 hour 45 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Sep 2010|
|Main languages:||English, Russian|
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When truth is stranger than fictionBy FutonCritic (8 reviews) from London , 07 Aug 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a haunting account of the background to the 2006 murder of the exiled ex-'KGB' agent, Alexander Litvinenko. It comes across as an unashamedly personal testimony as the film was made by one of the dead man's friends. Using footage from interviews with his former colleagues and with Litvinenko himself, it builds a compelling case against the person blamed by the film-maker for the poisoning. I found this film fascinating as it fleshed out the facts as reported in the news. I have read reviews criticising the film for being unstructured and even difficult to understand. Certainly the film assumes the viewer understands the facts of the murder, but I did not find the film unfocused or difficult to follow.
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Watch it!By a customer , 28 Mar 2012This documentary is courageous and a call to shake and challenge ignorance. It feels like a slice of truthfulness in a rotten cake. It is sad, however, that we still live in a world that allows this film to be easily accessible to some (like on this website) and, at the same time, censored to others (like in the very Russia). The injustice remains explicit. Let's keep hoping that one day more people will open their eyes and break the silence, which allows the perpetuation of such realities.
The darker side of Russia todayBy a customer from Cheshire , 01 Feb 2011Until I saw this, I did not really understand that under Putin the situation in Russia has improved very little over the decades: secret police, spying on your neighbour, corruption, approved 'disposal' of anyone who speaks out against the system.
It is an excellent DVD, put together well by people who value truth and freedom more than their safety and includes clips to back their words.
This is a regime that does not give up on its enemies and reaches far beyond its shores to settle its scores. It made a huge impact on me. Litvinenko didn't stand a chance.
Challenging documentryBy a customer from London, England , 12 Apr 2009A challening documentry that shines a light on modern Russia
InterestingBy a customer from Plymouth , 20 Feb 2009I found this docu interesting, I dont know much about Russia but from the interviews within this title the country seems full of corruption at every level
Eye openerBy Princeoxley (1 review) from Harpenden , 05 Oct 2008Very interesting film well worth a viewing.
Expands your view of Russia and its history.