CAUGHT IN THE WEB

By Annie GOLDSON

MONSOON PICTURES INTERNATIONAL LTD - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

KIM DOTCOM - THE MOST WANTED MAN ON THE WEB

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • NEW ZEALAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 108 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Annie GOLDSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Alexander BEHSE (DECODING PICTURES LIMITED)
    • Synopsis
    • Tech entrepreneur and owner of the popular cloud service MegaUpload, Kim Dotcom arrived in New Zealand with his family in late 2010. Seeking the ‘quiet life’, he rented the largest mansion he could find, throwing parties, raves, concerts – and gifting a $500,000 fireworks display to his chosen city. And then he crashed. In January 2012, 70 heavily armed and helmeted New Zealand police stormed Dotcom’s mansion, at the FBI’s behest, arresting the man and his three “coders” or co-conspirators on a range of serious charges relating to alleged copyright infringement by MegaUpload. Now out on bail, Dotcom continues to make multiple waves, gathering around him an unexpected and contradictory group of bedfellows. Is he a bit-stream pirate or a folk hero? An underdog taking on a superpower or a thief? A wealthy businessman or a freedom-loving anarchist? Most likely all these things at once.
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