A portrait of the founder of the Chechen mafia in Moscow, Khoz-Ahmed Noechajev.
A portrait of the founder of the Chechen mafia in Moscow, later freedom fighter, now businessman and visionary, Khoz-Ahmed Noechajev. The backdrop is Chechen mysticism and traditions and the bloody history of the country. Now a battle is being fought in Chechnya over the oil reserves in the Caspian Sea, of crucial importance to the Caucasus. This forgotten area - the bridge between the cultures of the East and West - plays a significant role in this battle.


Set geluid
Production company
Jura Filmprodukties
TV company
Distributor NL
Lava Filmproducties en distributie

Title: The Making of a New Empire
Year: 1999
Duration : 1 hour, 35 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 1999

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Lange Documentaire (1999)
Jos de Putter

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