About the film
Release Date: July 01, 1971
|Production Companies||:||Dovzhenko Film Studios|
|Writers||:||Mykola Mashchenko, Boris Tarasenko|
This ideologically charged film as a typical sample of Soviet version of history portrays the events in Ukraine in 1921 after the defeat of Ukrainian liberation struggle and the occupation of the country by invading Bolshevik hordes. The Bolsheviks are good guys and Ukrainian rebels refusing to submit to a new, this time Soviet, slavery are portrayed as bandits and brigands fighting against their own people.