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2018 / 120' / Ukraine, Switzerland

Herman, 33, is getting by, working a meaningless executive job in a big city. One day, he gets a strange call and learns that his older brother has mysteriously disappeared. Herman must go back to his hometown to defend the family business – a small gas station (and with it, old friends and a girlfriend from the past) – against the 'kukuruzniks', mafia-type gangs that are grabbing up businesses and land in the Donbas region and turning them into corn fields and railways that lead nowhere.


Screenings schedule:

14.07.2024 at 14:30, House of Cinema, 6 Saksaganskogo Street (Kyiv), Blue Hall




Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Media Manager. Member of the European Film Academy and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Kyiv State Choreographic College. Born in Kharkiv, aged 37. Began working in local radio and television at 16. Graduated with a degree in History. Directed, produced, and wrote "The Wild Fields" (2018), nominated for 11 national film awards "Golden Dzyga" (5 wins). Board Member at the National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (2019-2022). Producer for Netflix’s “Turning Point: The Bomb and The Cold War” (2022-2023).

Selected filmography

  • Drifter (Short film, 2010)

  • Golden Parachute (Short film, 2010)


Producer: Volodymyr Yatsenko, Miklós Gimes

Screenwriter: Yaroslav Lodygin, Natalya Vorozhbit, Serhiy Zhadan

DOP: Sergey Mikhalchuk

Composer: Fima Chupakhin

Cast: Oleg Moskalenko, Vladimir Yamnenko, Aleksey Gorbunov, Ruslana Khazipova, Georgiy Povolotskiy, Roman Halaimov

Production: LimeLite, Film Brut


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