In August 2020, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was flying from Siberia to Moscow when he began to experience symptoms that indicated he’d been poisoned. Admitted to a Siberian hospital, Navalny’s wife and associates fought to have him sent elsewhere to receive care; he was eventually flown to Germany, where he was treated and miraculously survived. With remarkable access, director Daniel Roher joins Navalny and his family in the small German town where Navalny is recovering and documents the events leading up to his decision to return to Russia. 

The suspense builds as Navalny joins forces with Christo Grozev from the investigative journalism group Bellingcat to try to find out who is behind Navalny’s attempted murder. As they meticulously piece together information, connecting the dots, their investigation builds to a breathtaking confrontation. An extended interview with Navalny punctuates these scenes, giving more insight into his political philosophy, media strategy, and unyielding determination to stand up for his beliefs, no matter the personal cost. Conversations with his family and team members underscore his remarkable resolve, allowing us to see Navalny as a person—a father, husband, and leader who is making critical choices that put his life at stake. ST 


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Daniel Roher


Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, Shane Boris, Odessa Rae

Executive Producers

Amy Entelis, Courtney Sexton, Maria Pevchikh


Langdon Page, Maya Daisy Hawke


Niki Waltl

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United States

Run Time

98 minutes


Partially subtitled