Magnitsky Act –- Behind the Scenes, The

Synopsis


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.

Credits


Director:
Andrei Nekrasov

Producer:
Torstein Grude. Co-producers: Pertti Veijaleinen, Venla Hellstedt, Peter Engel. Executive producers: Torstein Grude, Bjarte Mørner Tveit

Editor:
Philipp Gromov

Original Music:
Karsten Fundal

Written by:
Andrei Nekrasov and Torstein Grude

DOP:
Tore Vollan, Torstein Grude and Joona Pettersson

Cast


Evgeniy Lunchenko
Gennadii Popenko
Alexander Berezhok
Yekaterina Bashkina and several others. Featuring as theirselves: Andrei Nekrasov
Bill Browder
Marieluise Beck
Andreas Gross
Pavel Karpov
Pavel Lapshov
Andrey Pavlov
Nataliya Magnitskaya.

Production details


Original title
The Magnitsky Act – Behind the Scenes

Year
2016

Length
152 min, 126 min

Language
English, Russian, German, French

Subtitles
English

Format
DCP

Production company
Piraya Film. Co-production: Illume and Wingman Media

Production country
Norway, Finland, Denmark

Sales/Distribution
Festival distribution: The Norwegian Film Institute.

Website
www.piraya.no

Awards & Festivals


Awards:

2016 Special Commendation – Prix Europa TV Documentary


Festivals:

2016 Moscow International Film Festival
2016 Nordisk Panorama, Malmö
2016 Bergen International Film Festival
2016 Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy

2017 Eurodok, Oslo
2017 Tampere Film Festival

2017 The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad

For updated/complete festivals/awards list, see: www.nfi.no

Presskit


Images

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Main picture. Andrei Nekrasov on the set. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Anna Marchuk.

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Film still. Evgeniy Lunchenko as Sergei Magnitsky. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Tore Vollan.

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Film still. Bill Browder. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Tore Vollan.

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From studio shoot in Kiev. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Anna Marchuk.

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Film still. Marieluise Beck. © Piraya Film AS.

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Film still. Andrei Nekrasov. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Tore Vollan.

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Film still. Andreas Gross. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Tore Vollan.

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Film still. Evgeniy Lunchenko as Sergei Magnitsky. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Tore Vollan.

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Director Andrei Nekrasov. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Anna Marchuk.

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Marieluise Beck and director Andrei Nekrasov. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Torstein Grude.

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Marieluise Beck and director Andrei Nekrasov. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Torstein Grude.

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Director Andrei Nekrasov with actors Yekaterina Bashkina and Evgeniy Lunchenko. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Torstein Grude.

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Director Andrei Nekrasov and Nataliya Magnitskaya. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Torstein Grude.

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Director Andrei Nekrasov at Maidan, Kiev. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Vetta Kirillova.

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Storyboard panel. © Piraya Film AS. Artist: Christopher Hove.

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Storyboard panel. © Piraya Film AS. Artist: Christopher Hove.

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From studio shoot in Kiev. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Anna Marchuk.

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From studio shoot in Kiev. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Anna Marchuk.

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From studio shoot in Kiev. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Anna Marchuk.

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From studio shoot in Kiev. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Anna Marchuk.

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From studio shoot in Kiev. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Anna Marchuk.

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From studio shoot in Kiev. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Anna Marchuk.

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Director Andrei Nekrasov. From studio shoot in Kiev. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Anna Marchuk.

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Director Andrei Nekrasov. From studio shoot in Kiev. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Anna Marchuk.

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From studio shoot in Kiev. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Anna Marchuk.

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From studio shoot in Kiev. © Piraya Film AS. Photo: Anna Marchuk.


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