The Case

Дело

  • Nina Guseva
  • Russia
  • 2021
  • 76 min
  • World Premiere
  • Frontlight
Available in Docs for Sale after the world premiere at IDFA.

Summer 2019, Moscow is in grip of opposition protests. Three thousands protesters are detained, among them young activist Konstantin Kotov. Daring lawyer Maria Eismont sees that this is a politically motivated accusation. She becomes Kotov’s representative. Despite Maria's efforts the court sentences Kotov to 4 years in prison. In December 2019 during the press-conference with Vladimir Putin, the president is asked about Kotov’s case. This seems to put things into motion and Kotov’s case is sent to the court of appeal. Maria feels torn – her defendant finally has a hope but her lawyer’s work is devalued as the justice was achieved by supreme order.

Credits

Director
Nina Guseva
Production
Sergei Yahontov for Stereotactic film
Co-production
Marina Razbezhkina for Marina Razbezhkina Studio

Contact

World Sales
Sergei Yahontov for Stereotactic film, Stereotactic film
Festival Handling
Sergei Yahontov for Stereotactic film

More information

Available versions
75 min, DCP, color
Spoken languages
Russian

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IDFA history

2021
World Premiere
Frontlight
2020
Supported with €11650 for Classic: Production & postproduction

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