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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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George Mendeluk

Writers:

Richard Bachynsky Hoover (screenplay), George Mendeluk (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Barry Pepper ... Yaroslav
Terence Stamp ... Ivan
Aneurin Barnard ... Mykola
Samantha Barks ... Natalka
Richard Brake ... Medved
Max Irons ... Yuri
Tom Austen ... Taras
Lucy Brown ... Olena
Tamer Hassan ... Sergei
Nicholas Aaron ... Walter Duranty
Kathy Kiera Clarke ... Varvara
Richard Ashton ... Father Ostapovich
William Beck ... Stefan
Rod Hunt ... Anton
Edward Akrout ... Professor Temchuck
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Soviet Union. 1933. Stalin's tyranny could destroy their country. But not their love. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official Website

Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

24 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Devil's Harvest See more »

Filming Locations:

Kyiv, Ukraine See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$219,357, 26 February 2017

Gross USA:

$557,241

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$904,399
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

[Last spoken lines, repeated line]
Yuri: [Voice over] My name is Yuri Kachanyuk, the son of Yaroslav Kachanyuk and the grandson of the famous warrior Ivan Kachanyuk. Before I grew up and learned that the dragons were real and evil roamed the world. I fell in love.
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Misyats na Nebi
Traditional song, Performed by Samantha Barks
Courtesy of Andamar Entertainment Inc.
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Dark Page in the Human Experience
30 May 2017 | by islandonSee all my reviews

The Holodomor, or Ukrainian Holocaust is a dark topic. It is a short testimony to the power of the human spirit to survive even the most cruel and vile regimes in History. Even with the murder of 10 million Ukrainians by starvation in only 2 years, millions more survived. The bonds of love, family and heritage were what saved this great people from annihilation. Like the Holocaust in Germany only a decade later, we must learn and NEVER FORGET!!!


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