Saturday 14 October 2017

Saturday Night Movie: Bitter Harvest

Set in 1930s Ukraine, as Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin, young artist Yuri battles to save his lover Natalka from the Holodomor, the death-by-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians.

Director: George Mendeluk
Writers: Richard Bachynsky Hoover (screenplay), George Mendeluk (screenplay) |
Stars: Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Terence Stamp 

1h 43 min / Drama Romance War (2017)

The soviets were evil bastards, it sure did not make me like Russians more. But then again, to be really honest, I have never liked them, we have been a battlefield for centuries for them to plunder. Ok, I shall not think about Russia now.

But damn, people just died left and right. They had no good, because the Russians took everything, and I mean everything. They wanted them all dead. It was genocide.

The backdrop is the country dying. And we get to see Yuri leaving his village to make money, leaving behind his wife. The Soviets kill anyone they want, do anything they want and steal every bit of grain they can find. The Ukrainians try to fight back, but that goes badly every time.

I can't say the acting was of the highest order, but it was a sad movie that should be watched. Too many people forget things that has happened in the past.


  1. I know that actor....but from where...I'll have to look it up.

  2. Yeah, I have a tough time with the soviets. Probably not one for me.

  3. Never heard of this one, and it's probably not a movie I would watch, but wow I love the poster...

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  4. Another movie that sounds like a good one.

  5. My grandma survived that horrible period of hunger and madness in Ukraine. She told me just snippets about it and still it made my hair curl. Stalin was a beast.

    1. Omg really? It felt like no one could have survived, it was so horrible. A true monster

  6. So many movies I've not heard of. It does sound like a bit of a hard one.

  7. I've had a few documentaries on the past few weeks and it's so horrifying to think that we grew up watching all these shows and have still learned nothing. watch a lot of sad movies lol

    For What It's Worth



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