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by Roman Bondarchuk


A series of odd coincidences has left Lukas, an interpreter for an OSCE military checkpoint inspection tour, stranded near a small southern Ukrainian steppe town. With nowhere to turn, this city boy finds shelter at the home of a colorful local named Vova. With Vova as his guide, Lukas is confronted by a universe beyond his imagination, one in which life seems utterly detached from any identifiable structure. Fascinated by his host and his host's daughter Marushka, with whom he is rapidly falling in love, Lukas’s contempt for provincial life slowly melts away and sets him on a quest for a happiness he had never known could exist.

international title: Volcano
original title: Vulkan
country: Germany, Ukraine
sales agent: Pluto Film
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Roman Bondarchuk
film run: 106'
screenplay: Alla Tyutyunnik, Roman Bondarchuk, Dar'ya Averchenko
cast: Viktor Zhdanov, Serhiy Stepansky, Khrystyna Deilyk
cinematography by: Vadym Ilkov
film editing: Mykola Bazarkin, Heike Parplies
music: Anton Baibakov
producer: Olena Yershova
co-producer: Dar'ya Averchenko, Tanja Georgieva, Michel Merkt
production: Tatofilm Ukraine, elemag pictures GmbH, KNM, SOUTH
backing: Ukrainian State Film Agency (UA), MDM Fund (DE)

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