'Citizen K' Director Sees Film of Putin's Russia as "Cautionary Tale" for Trump's America

'Citizen K' Director Sees Film of Putin's Russia as
For Alex Gibney, looking at Russia is a way of understanding America.

The Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, of Taxi to the Dark Side and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, has brought his latest feature doc, Citizen K, to Venice, where it premiered this weekend.

The film races the rise and fall of dissident exiled oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky as a window into post-Soviet Russia's rapid and violent transition from Communism to a free-market economy to what Khodorkovsky calls a “mafia state” under the rule of Russian President Vladimir Putin. One of the richest men in Russia, Khodorkovsky spent a decade in ...
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