Follows the court case of three members of the Russian feminist punk protest group Pussy Riot after their performance in a Russian Orthodox cathedral.
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Credited cast:
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova ... Self
Mariya Alyokhina ... Self
Yekaterina Samutsevich ... Self
Andrey Tolokonnikov Andrey Tolokonnikov ... Self
Natalia Alyokhina Natalia Alyokhina ... Self
Stanislav Samutsevich Stanislav Samutsevich ... Self
Pyotr Verzilov Pyotr Verzilov ... Self
Mark Feygin Mark Feygin ... Self
Nikolai Polozov Nikolai Polozov ... Self
Violetta Volkova Violetta Volkova ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev ... Self (as Patriarch Kirill)
Irina Khrunova Irina Khrunova ... Self
Lev Lyapin Lev Lyapin ... Self - prosecuting lawyer
Madonna ... Self (archive footage)
Dmitry Medvedev ... Self (archive footage)


Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world beyond, three young artists or the society they live in? Written by Anonymous

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Of punk and power.


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Courageous feminist artists vs. sexism and repression
27 December 2013 | by thebettefilmSee all my reviews

This documentary is a must-see for anyone who doubts that terrifying sexism (much in the name of religion) and political repression exist, that young people are extremely courageous, and that art has the power to liberate the mind, heart, and spirit.

This documentary will give you respect for Pussy Riot members, their families, and their sympathizers, yet help you understand why Pussy Riot's detractors feel so threatened by the group.

Although much of the film covers legal proceedings against the group, and anyone who followed the trials and news related to the group knows the outcome, the film never drags. The filmmakers also give a brief but insightful look at some of the forces behind the the charged social and political environment in Russia, particularly around religion and social protest.

Well-done film!

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5 July 2013 (UK) See more »

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Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer See more »

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Dublin, Ireland See more »


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