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Famine '33 (1991)
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Famine '33 (1991)
Original name: Голод-33
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film about the Holodomor famine in Ukraine, based on the novel 'The Yellow Prince' by Vasyl Barka. The film is told through the lives of the Katrannyk family of six. It relies more on images than on words shot in black-and-white.
Plot: family relations, hunger, corpse, shot to death, death, genocide, communism, starvation, crime against humanity
Time: 1930s
Place: ukraine, soviet union

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