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When the Trees Fall (2018)

Koly padayut dereva (original title)
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The story of a five year old little rebellious girl Vitka with her teenage cousin Larysa and her boyfriend, the young criminal Scar unfolds in a Ukrainian provincial setting. Larysa finds ... See full summary »

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Marysia Nikitiuk
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Credited cast:
Eugen Grigoriev Eugen Grigoriev ... Kostik
Sofia Halaimova ... Vitka
Vadym Kovaliov Vadym Kovaliov ... Roman
Aelita Nazarenko Aelita Nazarenko ... Nastya
Petro Pastuhov Petro Pastuhov ... Vitiulya
Anastasiia Pustovit ... Larysa
Maksym Samchyk ... Scar (as Maksym Samchik)
Alla Samoylenko Alla Samoylenko ... Tamara (as Alla Samoilenko)
Mariia Svizhynska Mariia Svizhynska ... Ostapivna
Mariya Trepikova Mariya Trepikova ... Lenka
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The story of a five year old little rebellious girl Vitka with her teenage cousin Larysa and her boyfriend, the young criminal Scar unfolds in a Ukrainian provincial setting. Larysa finds herself at a crossroads after the death of her father. Yearning to be self made, the village community ostracizes her for loving Scar. Larysa discovers her grandmother once sacrificed her love for a young gypsy abandoning him for traditional values and other people's opinions. Larysa's mother is too psychologically weak to support her daughter. Larysa and Scar plan to escape from a life of crime, misery and their relatives. But are they ready to pay the full price for freedom? Written by Marysia Nikitiuk

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Drama

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Exotism a la carte
16 November 2018 | by ulf-635-523367See all my reviews

When exotism and ethnic clichés boil over. A film that appears to aim for the total tribe exploitation. Seductive sceneries, bombed-out suburbs, fancy warriors, rural womenfolk, playful pimped children, and a white horse. Out where the map ends. Every shade of a drivel. Devious motivations. Get your ducks in a row, Marysia.


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Language:

Ukrainian

Release Date:

20 September 2018 (Ukraine) See more »

Also Known As:

Când copacii cad See more »

Filming Locations:

Ukraine

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Budget:

EUR792,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,318
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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