It is a riveting story about:
- The life of the man, Mikahil Khodorkovski, who was the richest man in Russia in 2003.
- The transformation of a man totally devoted to wealth to someone who put advocacy for commercial and governmental ethics above his own liberty
- The astonishing ways in which multi-billion dollar deals and wealth transfers happened in Russia over the last two decades
- The ongoing clash between this man and Vladimir Putin.