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Penalty of Justice (2013)

Life is wonderful until the sportsman falls a victim to a corrupted criminal system. Losing all, he doesn't give up: thanks to his father and good lawyer, he seeks justice at the European Court of Human Rights.



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Credited cast:
Bohdan Savitskyy ... Himself - Applicant to the European Court of Human Rights
Roman Kotyk ... Himself - Applicant's Representative at the European Court of Human Rights
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tetyana Zhuravel ... Herself


At first, Bohdan is a notable young man, leading a happy life. He is a sportsman, a goalie on the local soccer team, has a charming wife and a wonderful son. The life flows in full colors for him until he falls in a trap of fate, getting into the hands of a corrupt criminal system. He is brutalized by police and denied justice for years. He even thinks of committing a suicide after his wife leaves him and he has no means for living. Still, his will to live prevails. He fights till the end encouraged by his father and a good lawyer, bringing his case to the European Court of Human Rights. Written by Anonymous

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18 December 2013 (Ukraine)  »

Also Known As:

Penalti pravosuddia  »

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(Black & White and Color)
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The film was screened at the German Film Museum in Frankfurt on 10 April 2014 as a part of the documentary film almanac "Ukraine Voices". See more »


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