A film by Frédéric Tonolli

DOCUMENTARY / 54’ / ARTE G.E.I.E / 2021


After 20 years in power, Vladimir Putin’s geopolitical strategy marks the great return of Russia to world affairs. This ambition, announced in 2007, seems to have taken Western chancelleries by surprise. Diplomats, opponents and observers analyze this “return of the Bear to the dance” and question the deep motivations of this new Cold War.


Directing : Frédéric Tonolli
Photography : Frédéric Tonolli, Dmitri Vershinin, Oleg Lyubimov
Editing : Gautier Larnicol
Documentation : Elena Zologuina, Karim Kamrani Ghajar
Voice-over : Saskia Weber
Original Score : Jean-Michel Dunyach
Sound Editing : Éric Rey
Colour Grading : Olivier Cohen
Mix : Matthieu Cochin
Graphic Design : Houman Badr
Production : What’s Up Films
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In coproduction with ARTE G.E.I.E
With the participation of RTS
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