Oleg SENTSOV
Олег СЕНЦОВ
Oleg SENTSOV
Ukraine / Poland / Germany, 2021, 101mn 
fiction
Rhino
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Носорог

 

 Rhino

 Nosorog

Other titles : Nosorih / Носоріг
 
Directed by : Oleg SENTSOV (Олег СЕНЦОВ)
 
Site : IMDb

Awards :
First prize Stockholm International Film Festival, Stockholm (Sweden), 2021

Note :
Film selected at the 2021 Venice Film Festival in the Horizon section. During the chaotic 90s in post Soviet Ukraine a rebellious small-time criminal is caught in a spiral of violence and more and more serious crime. He quickly ascends in the criminal hierarchy and is finding it exceedingly more difficult to stop. A visually strong and poetic film that explores what it is like to be both the winner and loser in a system and if one can come to terms with one's destiny. Actor Serhii Filinomov shows huge potential in his debut role.

Plot synopsis
Starting out as a petty thief, a young man nicknamed "Rhino" quickly works his way up the criminal hierarchy in 1990's Ukraine. Rhino has only known power and cruelty, but with nothing left to lose, could he finally find a chance at redemption?
IMDb
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Prague International Film Festival : Febiofest, Prague (Czech Republic), 2022
- Reims International Thriller Film Festival, Reims (France), 2022
- Istanbul International Film Festival, Istanbul (Turkey), 2022
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2021
- Warsaw Film Festival, Warsaw (Poland), 2021
- Stockholm International Film Festival, Stockholm (Sweden), 2021