Approximately twenty thousand Russian houses, businesses, factories and private land have all been victims of hostile seizures annually, not by individuals, but by an organized corporation. This “enterprise” comprises criminal bosses, well-known politicians, oligarchs, police officers, judges and prosecutors – the “Raiders” – who will commit any crime in order to take over a lucrative business. The film offers a fascinating close-examination, by following raided victims, some of whom are now London-based exiled businessmen.
Born on November 6th, 1959 in the USSR, Alexaner Gentelev undertook his studies at the St. Petersburg Film Academy. Gentelev immigrated to Israel in 1993 and has been directing documentary films for the past twenty four years. His award-winning films include "The Rise and Fall of the Russian Oligarchs", "Generation of Loneliness", "The Operation Successor", "Just Like Home", "Thieves by Law", "Violinists", and "Putin's Games".