“Wild pitch”: first Ukrainian Western on the cult novel by Zhadan – 24 Channel

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The long-awaited adventure buddy movie “Wild Field” on the novel-the bestseller by Sergey Zhadan “Voroshilovgrad” is already in wide distribution. This is, without doubt, the first Ukrainian Western, which is a nice refresh your understanding of national cinema.

Why you should watch the movie this weekend – read the review of channel 24.

A film about the Donbass was shot in the Donbas

Movies made in co-production Ukraine, the Netherlands and Switzerland over 31 million. This is the debut of Director Yaroslav Lodygin, who worked on him for seven years.

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Actor Alexey Gorbunov and Director Jaroslav Ladygin on the set

To remove planned in his native town of Sergey Zhadan Starobelsk in the Luhansk region before the start of the ATO. However, started during the war. In Starobilsk, because it will be the best decoration of the film adaptation of the novel than the place, the events that occurred there?

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The film was shot in Starobilsk

Well, okay, but shooting on the island! For now Starobelsk cut off from normal life checkpoints, almost no telephone connection, railway and air transport, with roads that make the trip a nightmare.

With the organization it was difficult: the creative group lived in an abandoned hotel and women’s hostels where they are periodically expelled, an hour a day spent on the detour bridge, which now began to repair, and generally were cut off from the world…

But the filmmakers are convinced that the charged atmosphere made it crucesnm. Action adventure took off for 2 months, and the year installed.

"Дике Поле": перший український вестерн за культовим романом Жадана - 24 Канал

"Дике Поле": перший український вестерн за культовим романом Жадана - 24 Канал

"Дике Поле": перший український вестерн за культовим романом Жадана - 24 Канал
The filming process

Protect your otherwise filthy take away

Herman is forced to return to his home town in the Donbas. His older brother disappeared, and now Gary has to protect the family business – an old gas station. Together with her childhood friends and love in the fight against the bandits. Rotten grasp piece by piece the land, turn it into a corn field and a railroad to nowhere.

Movie trailer – watch the video:

The outcome of this ironic and full of adventures journey through the Wild Field?

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The Director and writer insist that the film and the book are two separate stories. Because in a movie dominated by one idea – to protect your. Protection of the filling, which would be useless, symbolizes our country.

Knobend wanted Ukrainian audience tried to know himself in this film. Because this is a story about all of us – regardless of living in Luhansk oblast or Zakarpattia. It is quite typologically: an attempt to take our and the need to protect their own.

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Protect your own”

Clearly felt that we wanted to tell the Director. With the axis around which the plot thickens, all is well.

Speakers are not lacking, but the movie is damn poetic

However, the movie lacks dynamics. IT is almost there… two hour movie of “slack” due to the slowness of the episodes and the lack of a clear dramaturgy.

In fact, after several unsuccessful attempts, the Director is sick of the script and turned to Natalia Vorozhbit. And the cold hand of a surgeon adapted the text of the novel as I could. Well, really, throwing favorite episodes Zhadan. Now he hopes the Director’s cut version and is glad that with 10 hours of selected material did not show. But enough about this Duo….. Let’s go to the movie.

The climax and denouement also poetically blurred. But the final scene is unexpected and beautiful. Fans uporoto like episodes: army galung and inadequate funeral with a steep grave.

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Uportal enough

Fans will also be sure taste: this special train that goes from nowhere to nowhere, strange and hilarious adventures. There are a lot of fresh humor, which is not loud, but the constant laughter in the hall. In short, the film will appeal to fans of the author’s style Zhadan, when the fault dynamics kompensiruet poetry and irony of the picture.

The picture in the style of Hollywood westerns

Footage a Director of photography Serhiy mykhalchuk is impressive. They are really in the spirit of a Hollywood Western! Suddenly the beautiful images of the East, big plans for those characters, so that studying every wrinkle… It’s new and tasty for our movie.

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"Дике Поле": перший український вестерн за культовим романом Жадана - 24 Канал
Frames like good westerns

There are a lot of appropriate music, which helps to reveal the scene. In addition, the delicious sound of the film was provided by samurai sound production Sergey Stepansky. As in life, sharp and intoxicating drumming rain, gorchat machine rings and midges at night. And when you have to be quiet, the silence in the frame starts playing dozens of shades. Driving the soundtrack of “the Buddha” is a poem by Zhadan to the music of Oleg kadanov – also a good cherry on Badi mow.

Fantastic characters revealed

The main roles are played by Oleg Moskalenko (German), Vladimir Yamnenko (Koch), George Povolotsky (Injury), Alexei Gorbunov (Pastor), Ruslan Hazova (Olga), Eugene Muts (Katya), a novel Hallow (Marlene) and Igor portyanko (Ncali Ncalc).

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Oleg Moskalenko, Georgy and Vladimir Povolotsky, Yamnenko

Some of them for the first time on the big screen, for other movies – how to brush your teeth. But the actors are well fit into the role of the Donbass guys – “real men”.

Herman, played Moskalenko, the conductor of the viewer into the wonderful world of different characters. Community of smugglers, farmers, bandits, we’d never see if not for Hera.

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Oleg Moskalenko and Alexey Gorbunov

And there is a second guide Pastor who gets to wherever he Herman never went. The former drug addict became pastor Aleksey Gorbunov, who added crucesnm speeches fierce charisma.

Zhadan also played a cameo role for a few seconds appeared in the frame with a foul remark. Jokes what is the best three seconds of his life.

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Zhadan in a cameo role

Overall, “Wild Field” shows fantastic undercover characters. Each conveys a certain social stratum of the region. Film believe thanks to the skill of the actors.

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Vladimir Yamnenko

Almost all say naturalistic – Surzhikov

“Wild field” was the second feature film in the history of Ukrainian cinema, after the movie “Pryputni”, where almost all the actors speak in surzhik and colorful language. The Director of the Mat in the movie, if they are justified by the character and the situation. And yet, justified.

Language policy beautiful: home handsome speak Ukrainian, and the main villain – in pure Russian. It can not but rejoice.

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Almost all speak surzhik

It shows how the characters configured on the main character. Those who are trying to switch to Ukrainian, expressing that sympathy, and those who persevere there, blocking it. Joking on the Ukrainian passed and the chief bandit, in order to ingratiate himself. Of course, it didn’t work out. But it was funny.

The film is important, who what language they speak who are willing to switch from one language to another, who is not, who feels interlocutor, someone feels. In short, there is something to listen to.

Film in the world!

Wide release “Wild Fields” in Ukrainian cinemas launched on 9 November. On TV it will show in the next year. Possible uncut version if the film will appeal to the Ukrainian audience. This will show cash collections.

The film also entering the international arena: it is already selected in the competition program international film festival “Dark nights” in Tallinn.

A creative tandem Lodygina-Cherished plans to film a new novel of the writer “Boarding school” next year!

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The hire continues

In General, the “Wild Field” – the atmospheric experiment, which poetically fresh blurs genre borders. And once again shows that the best period of the Ukrainian cinema is in full swing.

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