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When the Trees Fall (2018)

Koly padayut dereva (original title)
The story of a five year old little rebellious girl Vitka with her teenage cousin Larysa and her boyfriend, the young criminal Scar unfolds in a Ukrainian provincial setting. Larysa finds ... See full summary »

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Marysia Nikitiuk
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eugen Grigoriev Eugen Grigoriev ... Kostik
Sofia Halaimova ... Vitka
Vadym Kovaliov Vadym Kovaliov ... Roman
Aelita Nazarenko Aelita Nazarenko ... Nastya
Petro Pastuhov Petro Pastuhov ... Vitiulya
Anastasiia Pustovit ... Larysa
Maksym Samchik ... Scar
Alla Samoilenko Alla Samoilenko ... Tamara
Mariia Svizhynska Mariia Svizhynska ... Ostapivna
Maria Trepikova Maria Trepikova ... Lenka
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The story of a five year old little rebellious girl Vitka with her teenage cousin Larysa and her boyfriend, the young criminal Scar unfolds in a Ukrainian provincial setting. Larysa finds herself at a crossroads after the death of her father. Yearning to be self made, the village community ostracizes her for loving Scar. Larysa discovers her grandmother once sacrificed her love for a young gypsy abandoning him for traditional values and other people's opinions. Larysa's mother is too psychologically weak to support her daughter. Larysa and Scar plan to escape from a life of crime, misery and their relatives. But are they ready to pay the full price for freedom? Written by Marysia Nikitiuk

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Language:

Ukrainian

Release Date:

20 September 2018 (Ukraine) See more »

Also Known As:

Când copacii cad See more »

Filming Locations:

Ukraine

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Budget:

€792,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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21 June 2018 | by doktor-audioSee all my reviews

Catch this film whenever you find a chance. full of overwhelming animalism, specious photography, coalescing with a blazing cast and a story that is going to tie you to your seat. a furious debut to remember and a rare opportunity to catch part of the heartbeat of present Ukrainian society.

Outstanding achievements in score, sound design and sound mixing complete this extraordinary experience. This film will stay with you.


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