Made famous by the feature film Eastern Promises, former heads of Russia’s criminal underworld, the vori v zakone, (Thieves By Law) share their story for the first time. The thugs who transformed into reputable businessmen reveal how they came to influence Russia’s economy as it emerged from decades of Soviet rule, and how they used their vast wealth to build up a political base in a land that once treated them as common criminals.
|Running Time:||91 min.|
|Subject(s):||Crime, Current Affairs, Investigative Journalism, Law and Justice, Russian Cinema and Culture, Society|
|Producer(s):||Simone Baumann, Sasha Klein, Maya Zinshtein|
|Editor(s):||Alik Baskin, Martin Schröder|
|Production Company:||SMS Productions|