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March 3, 2017 | 1h 43m
Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Barry Pepper, Tamer Hassan, Terence Stamp, Aneurin Barnard, Denis Tarasov, Veronika Bratusina, Alex Pecherytsia, Bondareva Lena B. Vysotskogo, Anastasia Karpenko, Lucy Brown, Tom Austen, Igor Miroshnichenko, Valentina Zubchenko, Tim Charles, William Key, Gary Oliver, Adam McNamara, Richard Ashton, Ostap Stupka, Valeria Hodos, Vladimir Miroshnichenko, Robert Mitchell-James, Paul Hickey, Dylan Williams, Michael Jenn, Richard Brake, Igor Gnezdilov, William Beck, Kathy Kiera Clarke, Jane Thorne
Based on one of the most overlooked tragedies of the 20th century, BITTER HARVEST is a powerful story of love, honor, rebellion and survival as seen through the eyes of two young lovers caught in the ravages of Joseph Stalin's genocidal policies against Ukraine in the 1930s. As Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin, a young artist named Yuri (Max Irons) battles to survive famine, imprisonment and torture to save his childhood sweetheart Natalka (Samantha Barks) from the 'Holodomor,' the death-by-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians. Against this tragic backdrop, Yuri escapes from a Soviet prison and joins the anti-Bolshevik resistance movement as he battles to reunite with Natalka and continue the fight for a free Ukraine.