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Bitter Harvest (2017)

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Set in 1930s Ukraine, as Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin, young artist Yuri battles to save his lover Natalka from the Holodomor, the death-by-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians.



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Credited cast:
Father Ostapovich
Walter Duranty
Professor Temchuck


Set between the two World Wars and based on true historical events, BITTER HARVEST conveys the untold story of the Holodomor, the genocidal famine engineered by the tyrant Joseph Stalin. The film displays a powerful tale of love, honour, rebellion and survival at a time when Ukraine was forced to adjust to the horrifying territorial ambitions of the burgeoning Soviet Union. With an exceptional cast of established and rising stars, the film epically recreates one of the most dramatic and dangerous episodes in the history of 20th Century Europe.

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An epic film based on historical facts. See more »


Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 February 2017 (Ukraine)  »

Also Known As:

Devil's Harvest  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$219,357, 26 February 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$557,004, 31 March 2017
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Max Irons and Aneurrin Barnard played brothers Edward IV and Richard III, respectively in The White Queen (2013) See more »


Yuri: [Voice over] My Ukraine was a world where legend lived and anything was possible.
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Buvayte zdorovi
Traditional song, Performed by the "Rozhanitsa" group
Director: Inna Kovtun
Courtesy of Andamar Entertainment Inc.
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A great film about a horrible event
9 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is a film that should have been made decades ago but it never could be made. Hollywood is always more than eager to make film after film about the Holocaust™ which is no surprise since Hollywood is almost entirely Jewish but they always shy away from movies depicting the horrors of communism, even when it greatly surpasses the Holocaust™ which should be no surprise either to anyone who knows (((Who))) the communists in the soviet union really were. As the Nobel Prize winning author of The Gulag Archipelago, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, wrote ""You must understand. The leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred they tortured slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. The October Revolution was not what you call in America the 'Russian Revolution.' It was an invasion and conquest over the Russian people. More of my countrymen suffered horrific crimes at their bloodstained hands than any people or nation ever suffered in the entirety of human history. It cannot be understated. Bolshevism was the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant of this reality is proof that the global media itself is in the hands of the perpetrators." 85% of commisars in the Soviet Union were Jewish, Lenin and Trotsky included, Under Stalin Anti-semitism was punished by death and Jews alone had religious freedom in the Soviet Union(along with their own state, the Jewish autonomous oblast), while this film does not portray that truth it doesn't shy away from the repression of Christianity under the Jewish Bolsheviks as well as the wholesale murder they perpetrated against European christians in the name of their utopian state(where jews alone would be allowed to practice their religion and Christianity was to be abolished entirely). For a film with a 20 million dollar budget they manage to create an emotional and believable story. There was only one shot in the entire movie which looked cheap and it only lasted about 10 seconds, a shot of Yuri shooting at a rabbit, everything else looked great. The acting was pretty good too. They also managed to show an overlooked fact of communism, disgusting surrealist art and art which depicts communism as glorious, any art that was realistic was to be replaced with surrealist art, the only realist art was to represent the power of the regime, everything else had to be ugly and unrealistic.

Do yourself a favor and buy or rent this movie, both because it's worth watching and because we need to support independent anti-communist films which will never be made in a culture dominated by Jewish communists that hate Christianity, europeans and all things beautiful and true.

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