Oleg's Choice

Toldi
Nov 9, 22:15
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
Kino
Nov 12, 17:00
English Subtitles
Focus on Ukraine
Elena Volochine
2016
France
72min
Russian
Best Documentary Award by the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), 2016.

In the summer of 2014, thousands of young Russians came to the Donbass region in Eastern Ukraine to take up arms, convinced by the propaganda of Russian state television which has persuaded them to carry out their patriotic duty. Among them were Oleg and Max. Oleg was designated commanding officer, and Max became a soldier. Their story took a tragic turn during the night of June 3rd 2015, when Oleg led his men to their death. The battle destroyed a part of the battalion. The two men are now left to face the consequences of their choices. This observational film offers unique personal testimonies of one side of the war.

Producer: 
Valérie Montmartin
Editor: 
Tania Goldenberg
Elena Volochine
Camera: 
James Keogh
Elena Volochine
Sound: 
James Keogh
Elena Volochine
Distribution info: 
Roch Bozino, Java Films 38 quai du Point-du-Jour 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France +33 1 7471 3313 rbozino@javafilms.fr www.javafilms.tv