Moscow, USSR. 1930. A group of top rank economists and engineers is put on trial accused of plotting a coup d'etat against the Soviet government. The drama is real, but the story is fake: all charges are fabricated and the accused are forced to confess to the crimes they never committed. Sergei Loznitsa returns with a chronicle of one of the infamous Moscow Trials — a timely reminder of the consequences of total authority.
Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival