The documentary “Above Law” is the chronography of Russian
criminal life with gloomy pictures. Each episode restores a solved case from
Russian court practice. Police footage and eyewitness testimonies are combined
with staged event sequence. However, actors play real criminals, who have
commited nonfictional crimes and got original jail terms.
“Above Law” episodes are build like detective stories: the audience are engaged in the investigation and make their own versions of events along with investigators and journalists.