The Case

The Case

Czech premiere

The film follows intrepid lawyer Maria Eismont while working on the case of Konstantin Kotov, a political activist arrested for taking part in anti-government demonstrations in Moscow in 2019.

"Four years of prison. For taking part in protests. Peaceful protests," says lawyer Maria Eismont, presenting the results of the trial to journalists. She shows a video proving the innocence of her client, Konstantin Kotov. As a political activist, Kotov was arrested for repeatedly participating in demonstrations and convicted under an article of the Criminal Code known as the Dadin Article, which is being misused to combat resistance against the regime. Maria Eismont is not afraid to stand up for truth and justice. She and a team of her colleagues are working hard on the Kotov case, ready to defend other arrested protesters who have called for fair elections.

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About the film

Russia
2021 / 76 min.

Director
Suzanne Nodale

Language
Russian

Subtitles
Czech, English

Director

Suzanne Nodale

Suzanne Nodale

2021 - The Case

Screenings

25. 3.
18:00 h
Praha: Ponrepo
Discussion
Ondřej Soukup, journalist Hospodářské noviny
Jaroslav Šimov, senior analyst RFE
31. 3.
20:30 h
Praha: Světozor VS

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