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Bitter Harvest (2017)

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Set in 1930s Ukraine, as Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin, young artist Yuri battles to save his lover Natalka from the Holodomor, the death-by-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians.

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Yaroslav
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Ivan
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Mykola
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Medved
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Taras
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Set between the two World Wars and based on true historical events, BITTER HARVEST conveys the untold story of the Holodomor, the genocidal famine engineered by the tyrant Joseph Stalin. The film displays a powerful tale of love, honour, rebellion and survival at a time when Ukraine was forced to adjust to the horrifying territorial ambitions of the burgeoning Soviet Union. With an exceptional cast of established and rising stars, the film epically recreates one of the most dramatic and dangerous episodes in the history of 20th Century Europe.

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Soviet Union. 1933. Stalin's tyranny could destroy their country. But not their love.

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Drama | Romance | War

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Rated R for violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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23 February 2017 (Ukraine)  »

Also Known As:

Devil's Harvest  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$220,288 (USA) (24 February 2017)

Gross:

$555,518 (USA) (24 March 2017)
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Max Irons and Aneurrin Barnard played brothers Edward IV and Richard III, respectively in The White Queen (2013) See more »

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Harvest Dance
Music by Anatoliy Mamalyga and Iryna Orlova
Performed by Olha Chornokondratenko (Violin); Vadym Chornokondratenko (Sopilka,Tambourine); Roman Onyskiv (Bayan)
Courtesy of Andamar Entertainment Inc.
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Great Movie
24 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

It is refreshing to see a historical movie about a genocidal event that gets overlooked because it occurred just six years before World War 2 and the Holocaust. Personally, the movie did a good job at introducing and exposing the audience to the Ukraine famine of 1933 and what these people had to endure at the time. The movie has its flaws obviously but does a good job introducing an event for the 1st time in the movies.


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