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Putin's Kiss (DVD)

Directed by : Lise Birk Pedersen
Crew : Steen Johannessen , Janus Billeskov Jansen , Lars Skree , Tobias Hylander , Helle Faber
Available Date : 12/31/2012
Release Year : 2011
Running Time : 85
UPC : 738329090722
Country : Russia, Denmark
Language: Russian with English Subtitles
Subject : 21st Century Politics, Political Science
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Putin's Kiss portrays contemporary life in Russia through the coming-of-age story of Masha, a middle-class Russian girl and a member of Nashi, a nominally "anti-fascist" movement whose members are expected to pledge their unswerving support to Vladimir Putin and all his policies. Extremely ambitious, the young Masha quickly rises to the top of Nashi, and is rewarded for her loyalty with an apartment, a car and frequent television appearances as a Nashi spokesperson, while attending Moscow State University. She begins to question her involvement with Nashi when she learns that a radical faction within the organization is supposedly responsible for attacks against political dissidents, and she finds herself faced with a very real dilemma when she befriends a group of journalists critical of Putin's government, one of whom is Oleg Kashin. When Oleg becomes the victim of a violent attack and barely makes it out of the hospital alive, Masha realizes that she must take a stand.

Product Extras :

• Theatrical Trailer

• Stills Gallery

Publish Date : 2018-07-03
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  • Lise Birk Pedersen - Director
  • Masha Drokova - Herself
  • Oleg Kashin - Himself
  • Steen Johannessen - Executive Producer
  • Janus Billeskov Jansen - Executive Producer
  • Lars Skree - Cinematographer
  • Tobias Hylander - Composer
  • Helle Faber - Producer


"A riveting story about contemporary Russia's darkest side." - Leslie Felperin, Variety


Sundance Film Festival - World Cinema Cinematography Award: Documentary (director Lise Birk Pedersen; cinematographer Lars Skree.

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