SynopsisA film about the Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. Focusing on his life and career and examining investigations into his shocking murder in February 2015, we take a look at Putin’s Russia today.
On February 27, 2015, Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot several times in the back near the Kremlin. The same night the police seized documents and computer hard drives from his apartment. Nemtsov had been an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin since 2000. Not long before the murder, he had been working on a report proving that Russian troops were fighting alongside pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. He had expressed fear that President Putin would have him killed. Opening with initial investigations into his assassination, the film then focuses on the life and career of Boris Nemtsov, a politician who symbolised hope, and stood for liberty and democracy in Russia. The film features interviews with his companions, well-known politicians, relatives and opponents, including his daughter Zhanna Nemtsova, Michail Chodorkovsky and Boris Yeltsin’s wife Naina Yeltsina. The authors had exclusive access to archive material and private photos. At the end of the film, we return to the current state of investigations into the murder and suggest possible motives. The film is a broad-based portrait of an unusual politician in a controversial country that will sharpen our understanding of how politics are pursued in Russia.
availble in 90 mins, 52 mins or 45 mins – English, German or French version
German title: BORIS NEMZOW – TOD AN DER KREMLMAUER
French title: BORIS NEMTSOV – UN VISIONNAIRE ASSASSINE