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Putin's Games.

An epic account of waste, mismanagement and corruption that makes bridges to nowhere everywhere look like small potatoes, "Putin's Games" sheds scandalous light on the infrastructural problems surrounding Russia's bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. This fish stinks from the head, argues filmmaker Alexander Gentelev ("The Rise and Fall of the Russian Oligarchs"), who blames the country's president for the city of Sochi's money-hemorrhaging attempts to accommodate such a high-profile event. The result is destined to delight fest auds everywhere but Russia itself.

DIRECTOR: Alexander Gentelev WITH: Gabi Burgstaller, Michael Doppelmayr, Peter Fadin, Evgeny Federov, Hans Peter Haselsteiner, Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kimayev, Sebastian Kisslinger, Peter Koob, Svetlana Krevchenko, Boris Nemstov

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Author:Debruge, Peter
Publication:Variety
Article Type:Movie review
Date:Dec 3, 2013
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