Asked why he didn’t flee Russia before his arrest in 2003, he shrugs. “Naive ideas about justice?” he says.
"Khodorkovsky", a documentary about the former billionaire chief of Yukos Oil Co., grabbed headlines even before its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival when thieves stole it from the director’s Berlin apartment.
It was the second attempt to steal the movie, according to Cyril Tuschi, who has been working on it for five years. Funded by German television, the film portrays Mikhail Khodorkovsky, 47, as a man who has evolved, as the press release puts it, “from a perfect socialist to a perfect capitalist and finally, in a Siberian prison, becoming a perfect martyr.”