Volcano (working title)

in post-production

Lukas, a Ukrainian interpreter for a military mission, gets lost near a remote village. Befriended by a local eccentric, the young man stumbles from simple misadventure into a realm of utter unpredictability. And perhaps into love.


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 enamored of his daughter Marushka, Lukas’s contempt for their life slowly melts away and sets him on a quest for a happiness he had never known could exist.

Roman Bondarchuk is well known for his festival buzz-generating documentaries Euromaidan. Rough Cut (2014) and Ukrainian Sheriffs (2015).

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Director: Roman Bondarchuk
Genre: Comedy, drama
Country of production: Ukraine, Germany
Year of production: 2018
Length: 85 min.
Colour: colour
Screening format: DCP
Original language: Ukrainian
Subtitles: English
Cast: Serhiy Stepansky, Viktor Zhdanov

Scriptwriter: Alla Tyutyunnik, Roman Bondarchuk, Dar'ya Averchenko
Director of photography: Vadim Ilkov
Editor: Mykola Bazarkin, Heike Parplies
Sound design: Victor Shcheglov
Producers: Olena Yershova
Co-Producers: Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer
Production company: Tato Film
Co-production company: elemag pictures GmbH
Supported by: Ukrainian State Film Agency and MDM Fund


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