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Country: UKRAINE, SWITZERLAND
Language: Ukrainian, Russian
Run Time: 118 minutes
Herman, a charismatic and carefree young man, is stuck in a meaningless job in the big city. After receiving a mysterious phone call, he is forced to return to his hometown in Donbass after his brother disappears, leaving no one to run their family-owned gas station. Up until this point he’s made it clear he has zero interest in running the business. His game plan: make an appearance, find an easy fix, and get back to his undemanding life. But when Herman arrives, he quickly learns the situation is a lot messier than he’d ever have imagined. It’s clear his brother’s decision to leave wasn’t just some whim—there’s a dangerous battle brewing in town, and his gas station is right at the heart of it. Herman must decide whether to run from his problems or stay and fight for what’s his. THE WILD FIELDS is a highly entertaining, action-adventure garnished with humor, romance, and a magnetic lead performance by Oleg Moskalenko. (In Russian and Ukranian with subtitles) —E.F.
Saturday, April 06, 2019 at 10:55 AM
Sunday, April 07, 2019 at 6:50 PM
George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition
Yaroslav Lodygin is a director and actor from Ukraine. He created his short film, “Drifter,” before pursuing his first feature film.
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