Poetins Olympische droom

Hans Pool Long documentary - 2013 - 80 min.

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In the build-up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Sochi was quickly transformed from a nostalgic Soviet health resort into a modern Russian city. Entrepreneurs, activists, immigrants and the Russian authorities performed their functions as in a ruthless game of chess, with president Vladimir Putin as the king that gives way to nothing and nobody. The documentary demonstrates how financial, economic, political and ecological borders were transgressed for a prestige project that Putin seemed to have totally lost control of.


Director(s) Hans Pool
Script Hans Pool
Producer(s) Frank van den Engel
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Yulia Ochetova
Arnold van Bruggen
Director of Photography
Jouke Dubel
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