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The 16th International Festival
Signes de Nuit

Bangkok
Thaïland
June 2 - 10, 2018


 
Reading Room
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International Competition
Documentary Film
# 3
Saturday 2, June, 2018 / 3 pm
Thai Film Archive
Bangkok

 

The Magnitsky Act - Behind the Scenes

The Magnitsky act

THAILAND PREMIERE


Andrey Nekrasov

Finland, Denmark, Norway

2016 | 2:05:00

What started as a drama about a Russian police plot to steal a billion dollars from a US financier and to murder his faithful tax lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, has become a real life investigation of contradicting versions of the crime. The Magnitsky Case is central for the policy of blacklisting bad guys from Putin's Russia ("Magnitsky List"), which was then adopted by the West in retaliation for Russia's actions in Ukraine. Shockingly for the film's director, dissident and Putin basher Andrei Nekrasov, the official Western story turns out to have serious flaws.



 


 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2 - 10, 2018

An international jury overview the sections of short films coming from all over the world. We prefer documentaries which succeed in representing the complexity of reality and discover in a new way its sensible and perturbing aspects on the same time accentuating the ambivalent and enigmatic status of reality in avoiding sterotypes and simplifing conclusions.


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