ARTE ReportageUkraine: Saving the Fake Zelensky

25 min

Available until 23/01/2026

10/02/2023

Kim Jong Un's lookalike says the doubles of presidents and dictators are “a little family”. When war broke out, he immediately reached out to President Zelensky's doppelgänger, a mechanic from Kyiv. He feared his colleague would be kidnapped by Russians and killed on camera to make people think the real president was dead. 'Kim' called fake Putin, based in Poland, to help get their fellow doppelgänger to safety.

Director

Léna Mauger, Ilioné Schultz

Author

Léna Mauger

Country

France

Year

2023

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