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VENICE 2021 Orizzonti

EXCLUSIVE: Poster for Venice Orizzonti title Rhino


- VENICE 2021: Oleh Sentsov’s third feature explores the troubled life of the titular criminal, set in an industrial provincial town in 1990s Ukraine

EXCLUSIVE: Poster for Venice Orizzonti title Rhino
Rhino by Oleh Sentsov

In an industrial provincial town in 1990s Ukraine, we meet a young man nicknamed “Rhino” – an aggressive delinquent during his childhood and now a violent criminal, we watch him grow against the backdrop of the trials and tribulations of his family and love life. Navigating through post-Soviet times in a cut-throat society, Rhino quickly rises through the ranks in a local criminal gang, but his ascent to leadership is not without devastating sacrifices for his life and the loved ones around him. As we delve deeper into Rhino’s journey, with the world around him collapsing, his internal conflict that tears at him intensifies – but is he able to find redemption before it’s too late?

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This is the synopsis of Oleh Sentsov’s third feature, Rhino [+see also:
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, presented in the Orizzonti strand of this year’s Venice Film Festival. The movie has been described as “a raw portrayal of a young man’s journey, as he attempts to live with the burdens of his youth whilst battling with his internal moral conflict”. For more inside information, click here to listen to the Rhino episode of Cineuropa’s The Co-production Podcast.

Rhino was produced by Ukraine’s Arthouse Traffic and Cry Cinema, and co-produced by Poland’s Apple Film Production and Germany’s Fiction. WestEnd Films is in charge of its international sales.

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