Sunday 14 July 2024
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The Case

A story of Vladimir Putin’s patron Anatoly Sobchak, first ever mayor of St.Petersburg is narrated by his daughter Ksenia.

  • Russian
  • English
Production Year
Film Type
Production Countries
  • Russian Federation
Anatoliy Chubays, Alexander Korzhakov, Alexei Kudrin
Production Company
Magnetic Film Company
Premier Status
International premiere

Crew List

Vera Krichevskaya
Vera Krichevskaya
Nino Maisaia, Dmitry Grishin
DOP / Camera
Daniil Salkhof
Nikita Ivanov, Vladimir Te, Alexander Te, Vladimir Dvornikov
Andrei Antonecs, Evgeny Ignashev
Ilya Chicherin


Vera Krichevskaya
Vera Krichevskaya


Film Critic

A case of contemporary russian politics

Elham Hesami
Elham Hesami

“The Case” is a 105 minute documentary made by Vera Krichevskaya, a Russian director and the manager of Russia’s private TV channel named Dozhd (Rain). In this documentary she has worked with Kseniya Sobchak as the composer and narrator of the film. The Case is very similar to director’s last film named “The Man who was Free” (2016). Both documentaries are about Anatoly Sobchak- Russian politician and Saint Petersburg’s former mayor who supported Vladimir Putin. In this documentary we see recreating past events of Kseniya’s life. She narrates how her father helped Putin, the KGB officer, to come to power by making Boris Yeltsin choose Putin his successor. Kseniya recreates her father’s political life until his death in 2003. Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev are interviewed in this documentary. The first section of the film includes scenes of Kseniya’s family’s interactions with Putin’s family which is very attractive because of showing Putin’s character and details about him. The Case ends with Kseniya’s dialogue with her mother about her father and his political dossier. Private and familial point of view has made this film an attractive one narrating a part of Russia’s political history in contemporary era.

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