The Case

  • Russia
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Summer 2019 sees Moscow in the grip of opposition protests. Three thousands people are detained. Among them young political activist Konstantin Kotov. His lawyer Maria Eismont sees that this is a politically motivated accusation, aimed at suppressing young people from being politically active Despite Maria’s efforts, public outcry and obvious injustice, the court sentences Kotov to four years in prison. We follow Maria, before, during and after Konstantin's trial, allowing us to discover the inner workings of Russia's judicial system and the threats faced by political activists raising their voice against Putin.

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  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Nina Guseva
  • Editing
    Kirill Sakharnov
  • Music
    Igor Vdovin
  • Sound
    Ivan Yerofeev, Karina Kazaryan
  • Runtime
    76 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Russia
  • Format
    • Colour
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