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Mother. In the Name of the Millions (2014)

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A mother hides another mother's son, facing her destiny as millions in those days, lest we forget.


Vyacheslav Bihun (as Slavik Bihun)


Aleksandr Dovzhenko (original story), Vyacheslav Bihun (co-writer) (as Slavik Bihun) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Lesia Lypchuk Lesia Lypchuk ... Mother
Aleksandr Ivashkevich Aleksandr Ivashkevich ... Old son
Siim Pyvi Siim Pyvi ... Pilot
Lana Vatsel Lana Vatsel ... Polizei's Wife
Graeme Dallas Graeme Dallas ... SS Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maximilian Bade Maximilian Bade ... (voice)
Teresa Badzjo Teresa Badzjo ... Villager
Mykola Berestiuk Mykola Berestiuk ... Villager
Vyacheslav Bihun Vyacheslav Bihun ... (voice) (as Slavik Bihun)
Oleg Bogiv Oleg Bogiv ... Villager
Nadjezhda Bondarets Nadjezhda Bondarets ... Villager
Kätlin Hallik Kätlin Hallik ... Young lady
Lembit Hiie Lembit Hiie ... Polizei
Stefan Hoffmann Stefan Hoffmann ... (voice)
Olena Ivanchenko Olena Ivanchenko ... Villager
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This no-dialogue film, inspired by the novel 'Mother' written by the Homer of Cinema (Dovzhenko), tells the story the Mother as recalled by her dying son. She lives during the World War II in Ukraine occupied by Nazi Germans. Her son goes to war, so she is left all alone. Due to an injury, she becomes deaf. Visited by Nazi soldiers one night, she got assaulted but regains her dignity. Next, out of instinct, one day she hides in her home an injured Soviet pilot who happened to be a Russian. She takes care of him as of her own child. Life goes on, the soldier gradually recovers, and the Mother feels as though she has another son. She even thinks about finding a pair for him, matching him with the most beautiful lady in the village. One day the occupants come back to the village and discover her new son. By interrogating the Mother and fellow villagers, they investigate whether the man is her son. And now the Mother faces her destiny, same way millions of the mothers did it in those ... Written by Anonymous

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She loved them both, despite all


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Release Date:

May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Мати. В ім'я мільйонів See more »


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EUR20,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1


Color (HD)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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