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REBELLION: THE LITVINENKO CASE (UK) aka POISONED BY POLONIUM:
THE LITVINENKO FILE (USA)
USA: Kino International
UK: Soda Pictures
Cast: Alexander Litvinenko, Marina Litvinenko, Vladimir Putin, Boris Berezovsky, Andre Glucksmann, Andrei Lugovoi, Anna Politkovskaya
Director: Andrey Nekrasov
Language: Russian (English subtitles)
USA: 105 mins
UK: 104 mins
UK Certificate: tbc
USA Release Date: 21 March 2008 (Limited Release - New York)
UK Release Date: 23 May 2008 (Limited Release)
The dark secrets of the Kremlin unravel in this detailed documentary investigation of the former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko who was poisoned in London in 2006.
Litvinenko's secret service career began in the former Soviet Union where he worked as an operative detective in the KGB but it wasn't until he was ordered to assassinate an oligarch that his rebellion began. He staged a press conference in Moscow where he accused the Russian secret service of misdeeds. Within days he was under investigation and within weeks, in prison. Following his release he was urged to flee Russia and ended up in London.
Director Andrei Nekrasov had full access to Litvinenko from his arrival in London and Rebellion is a documentary told in Litvinenko's own words including interviews with his widow, friends and alleged killers.