Rhino

Oleh Sentsov

Transicions Ukraine, Poland, Germany 101 min Spanish premiere Fiction

Synopsis

Starting out as an aggressive delinquent, a young man nicknamed “Rhino” quickly works his way up the criminal hierarchy in the 1990s Ukraine. Rhino has only known power and cruelty, but with nothing left to lose, could he finally find a chance at redemption?

Themes

European CinemaHistorySocial IssuesThriller

Director

Oleh Sentsov

Born in Crimea, he studied Film Direction and Screenwriting in Moscow. His debut feature, Gamer, was selected at Rotterdam Film Festival and toured more than thirty international festivals. Since 2013, with the outbreak of the war between Ukraine and Russia, Senstov emerged as an activist against the annexation of Crimea to Russia and was imprisoned by the Eurasian country until 2019. During his captivity, he remotely co-directed Numbers, a film released in 2020 at the Berlinale.

Filmography: Rhino (2021, D’A 2022), Numbers (2020), Gamer (2011), The Horn of a Bull (short, 2009), A Perfect Day for Bananafish (short, 2008)

Oleh Sentsov

Film information

Int. title: Nosorih
Director: Oleh Sentsov
Script: Oleh Sentsov
Contact: Westend Films
With: Serhii Filimonov, Yevhen Chernykov, Yevhen Grygoriev, Alina Zevakova
Country: Ukraine, Poland, Germany
Year: 2021
Format: DCP
Length: 101 min
Language: Ukrainian, Russian, German
Subtitles: English, Catalan
Edition: 2022

Poster

Rhino