On New Year’s Eve in 1999, Boris Yeltsin presented his successor on Russian television. Vitali Manski was allowed to follow Putin and his inner circle closely during the year that followed. Today, living in exile, he looks back. At what point could the return to totalitarianism have been stopped?
Writer: Vitaly Mansky. Camera: archival material. Sound: Anrijs Krenbergs. Editing: Gunta Ikere. Music: Karlis Auzans. Production: Studio Vertov, Golden Egg Production, Hypermarket Film. Producer: Natalia Manskaya, Gabriela Bussmann, Filip Remunda, Vit Klusak. Length: 107 min. International Sales: Deckert Distribution