Rhino

Local title
Ninasarvik
Original title
Nosorih
Director
Oleh Sentsov
Country
Ukraine, Germany, Poland
Year
2021
Festival
HÕFF 2022
Programme
HÕFF Main Programme
Genre
crime drama
Subject
hatred, betrayal, social status, revenge

Ukraine, the 1990s. A young man nicknamed “Rhino” starts off as a petty thief and quickly works his way up the criminal hierarchy. Power and cruelty is his motto. He has nothing to lose. But what is it he is trying to come to grips with? A story about a man who bears an internal burden. Will he finally find a chance for redemption?

Oleh Sentsov Ukrainian filmmaker and writer, kidnapped in Crimea by the Russian secret service in 2014, taken to Russia and sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for alleged terrorist activities. He was released in September 2019, also thanks to numerous protests from the international filmmaking community. He debuted with the film “Gamer”, which was very successful at film festivals. He wrote a novel and a collection of short stories in prison, and also directed the film “Numbers”, which was screened at the Berlinale 2020. His third feature film, “Rhino”, had its world premiere in September 2021 in Venice, in the Orizzonti section.

Director
Oleh Sentsov
Screenwriter
Oleh Sentsov
Cast
Margo Dumas, Pavlo Shpegun, Slava Babenkov
Producer
Yuriy Grigorovich
DoP
Bogumił Godfrejów
Editor
Karolina Maciejewska
Music
Andriy Ponomariov
Production
Arthouse Traffic, Cry Cinema, Apple Film Productions, Ma.ja.de. Fiction, DI Factory
World sales
WestEnd Films
Runtime
Language
German, English, Russian, Ukrainian
Subtitles
English
Other festivals
Stockholm, Venice, Warsaw
Director
Oleh Sentsov

Screenings

Suur saal Haapsalu Kultuurikeskus
ScreeningNinasarvik
SubtitlesEnglish
Intro byDenis Zaporozhets
Additional infoFilmile teeb sissejuhatuse ukrainlasest kokk ja kondiiter Denis Zaporozhets
Trailer