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Mother. In the Name of the Millions (2014)

When a mother hides another mother's son, she faces her destiny, same way the millions of mothers did so in those remarkable days we shall never forget.



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Credited cast:
Lesia Lypchuk ... Mother
Aleksandr Ivashkevich ... Old son
Siim Pyvi ... Pilot
Lana Vatsel ... Polizei's Wife
Graeme Dallas ... SS Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maximilian Bade ... (voice)
Teresa Badzjo ... Villager
Mykola Berestiuk ... Villager
Slavik Bihun ... (voice)
Oleg Bogiv ... Villager
Nadjezhda Bondarets ... Villager
Kätlin Hallik ... Young lady
Lembit Hiie ... Polizei
Stefan Hoffmann ... (voice)
Olena Ivanchenko ... Villager


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


Short | Drama | History | War



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Release Date:

May 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Мать. Во имя миллионов  »


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€20,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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The Film is dedicated to over 10 million civilians who died during Holodomor and WWII in Ukraine. See more »


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