UKRAINIAN SHERIFFS

By Roman BONDARCHUK

EESTI RAHVUSRINGHÄÄLING - as BROAD

Documentary - Completed 2015

WELL, SOMEONE NEEDS TO DO THE JOB

A tragicomic portrait of a two-man team of sheriffs in a remote Ukrainian village disturbed by everyday incidents and political developments.

Festivals
& Awards

IDFA 2015
Special Jury Award in Feature Length Competition
BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2016
Panorama
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UKRAINE, LATVIA, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • UKRANIAN
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Roman BONDARCHUK
    • Writer(s)
    • Roman BONDARCHUK, Dary'a AVERCHENKO
    • Producer(s)
    • Uldis CEKULIS (VFS FILMS), Dary'a AVERCHENKO (SOUTH), Tanja GEORGIEVA (Taskovski Productions Berlin)
    • Synopsis
    • Like a bird, the Ukrainian flag flies along perched on the car of two affable “sheriffs” deputized by the mayor of a village in southern Ukraine. Their duty is to mend the quarrels and problems of the community. There’s a sly bum whose gift is not to work. There’s a man on the loose with an axe. And there’s the mayor who believes in the ability of his villagers to change for the better. A war is going on in eastern Ukraine, and draft-dodgers now abound. The village folks are dipping in icy water and laughing but are they divided in their loyalty? These sheriffs are smack in the middle, taking you along for the ride.
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