Rebellion: The Litvinenko Story Review

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This documentary follows ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko from his forced exile from Russia to his death from poisoning in November of 2006.


Beginning with chillingly prescient footage of ex-Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko predicting his own murder, this investigation into his death offers fascinating insights into a real-life James Bond mystery that gripped the world.

It also makes clear that Litvinenko had been under threat from a murky underworld for many years, as director Nekrasov uses footage dating back to 1998 to unpick the unsolved murder and expose a complex political situation.

Featuring interviews with several contributors who are now dead, including gunned down journalist Anna Politkovskaya, this is a brave, terrifying piece of work.

A brave, terrifying piece of work.