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Wolyn (2016)

Despite being in love with a Ukrainian boy from the same village, Polish girl named Zosia is forced into marrying a wealthy widower. Soon World War II begins and ethnic tensions arise. Amidst the war chaos Zosia tries to survive.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michalina Labacz ... Zosia Glowacka
Arkadiusz Jakubik ... Maciej Skiba
Wasyl Wasylik ... Petro
Adrian Zaremba ... Antek Wilk
Izabela Kuna ... Glowacka
Jacek Braciak ... Glowacki
Maria Sobocinska ... Helena Glowacka-Huk
Oleksandr Zbarazkyi Oleksandr Zbarazkyi ... Vasyl Huk
Volodymyr Protsiuk Volodymyr Protsiuk ... Orlyk
Oleksandr Chesherov Oleksandr Chesherov ... Mykola
Lech Dyblik ... Hawryluk
Roman Skorovskiy Roman Skorovskiy ... Stiepan Szuma
Zacharjasz Muszynski ... Bohdan
Michal Gadomski Michal Gadomski ... Jurny Jurczak
Gabriela Muskala ... Bronka
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Despite being in love with a Ukrainian boy from the same village, Polish girl named Zosia is forced into marrying a wealthy widower. Soon World War II begins and ethnic tensions arise. Amidst the war chaos Zosia tries to survive.

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While story-line and characters in Wolyn are fictional, the brutality in the killings shown is not. Each of the numerous depicted atrocities are based on specific historical accounts. See more »

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7.5/10 Harrowing portrayal of man's inhumanity to man
24 February 2017 | by PadreviewsSee all my reviews

Wow , I don't think I've felt as sad after a film . Immediately it made me want to learn more about the history surrounding this period of the war .

First of all i'd warn you this film is graphic if you think about Rwanda you'll be prepared . Poland in the 20th century stood on the political and aspirational fault line between Germany and Russia and became the battlefield of those two opposing forces . It's history is intertwined with the rise and fall of the central and Eastern European empires namely Poland-Lithuania, Russia , Ukraine , Habsberg , Austria-Hungary , Nazi Germany , Naploeonic French Republic just to name a few and as a result the ethnic mix within its borders contains a volatile religious fault line between Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity . It's this fault line that provides the plot of the film .

The script , costume , acting and cinematography all deserve praise . We start with the happiness of inter marriage weddings and the national songs that go along with that and end with destruction hatred and death , it's not a happy film but it's not a triumphant slice of history , it's a period of time that man should be ashamed of how sick he can become when encouraged to by those who wear the cloth of god and should know better .

But it is an important film and I'm glad I've seen it but it really made me sad .

It's definitely worth seeing but be prepared to lose your smile .


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Official Sites:

Official site [Poland]

Country:

Poland

Language:

Russian | Yiddish | German | Polish | Ukrainian

Release Date:

7 October 2016 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Guerra e Ódio See more »

Filming Locations:

Lublin, Lubelskie, Poland See more »

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Budget:

PLN10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,960,645
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2.35 : 1
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