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THE OLIGARCHS' WIVES: RUSSIA, RUBLES, AND LOVE
by Alexander Gentelev & Victoria Kurakova
The dream of marrying rich can turn into a horrible nightmare, as some oligarchs’ wives have found out.
Director Alexander Gentelev once again achieves amazing access to a hidden Russian world as he meets women before, during, and after their time as a trophy spouse. The film follows the stories of three individual women; Natalia, the ex-wife of billionaire Vladimir Potanin (the richest man in Russia), Alena, the former wife and wealthy co-owner of ‘Red Stars’, a major recording studio in Russia, and a country girl Maria, hoping for her own Cinderella story, and one day becoming the wife of a millionaire.
Directed by Alexander Gentelev, Victoria Kurakova
Produced by Simone Baumann, Sasha Klein
Script: Alexander Gentelev, Victoria Kurakova
Editor: Evgeny Ruman
Director of Photography: Franz Koch
Sound: Natalia Pavlova
Involved broadcasters: YesDocu, ZDF/ARTE
Production Companies: Saxonia Entertainment, Sasha Klein Productions
DIRECTOR - ALEXANDER GENTELEV
Born on November 6, 1959 in USSR, Alexaner Gentelev undertook his studies at the St. Petersburg Film Academy. Gentelev immigrated to Israel in 1993 and has been directing documentary films for the past 24 years. His award-winning films include “The Rise and Fall of the Russian Oligarchs”, “Generation of Loneliness”, “The Operation Successor”, “Just Like Home”, “Thieves by Law”, “Violinists”, and most recently, “Putin’s Games.”
DIRECTOR - VICTORIA KURAKOVA
Victoria Kurakova is a director known for The Oligarchs' Wives: Russia, Rubles, and Love (2015).
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