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THE TRIAL

Процесс - Process

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Directed by Sergei Loznitsa
Netherlands, 2018
Documentary
      Russian
      English & 6 more
      GENERAL

Synopsis

In 1930 in Moscow, USSR. the Soviet government puts a group of top rank economists and engineers on trial, accusing them of plotting a coup d’état. The charges are fabricated and the punishment, if convicted, is death.

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Sergei Loznitsa’s reconstructed and condensed archival documentary of a Stalinist show trial is a rare revelation of the process by which justice is staged, citizens are purged, and a nation fooled. Behind the courtroom’s grandiloquent accusations and rehearsed confessions is a template for terror.

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Synopsis

In 1930 in Moscow, USSR. the Soviet government puts a group of top rank economists and engineers on trial, accusing them of plotting a coup d’état. The charges are fabricated and the punishment, if convicted, is death.

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The TrialDirected bySergei Loznitsa
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Venice Film Festival
2018

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