The Wild Fields

Title The Wild Fields
Stage of production Post-production
Countries of production Ukraine, Switzerland
Running time 120 min
Category Feature
Genre eastern, dramedy
Directed by Yaroslav Lodygin
Written by Natalya Vorozhbit,
Serhiy Zhadan,
Yaroslav Lodygin
Director of photography Serhiy Mikhalchuk 
Music by Fima Chupakhin
Edited by Alexander Chorny,
Denys Zakharov
Production design by Vlad Odudenko
Cast Oleg Moskalenko,
Oleksiy Gorbunov,
Vladimir Yamnenko,
Georgiy Povolotskiy,
Ruslana Khazipova,
Eugenia Mutz,
Igor Portyanko,
Roma Khalaimov
Produced by Vladimir Yatsenko, LIMELITE
Co-produced by Miklos Gimes, FILM BRUT
Co-financed by Ukrainian State Film Agency 
Distribution in Ukraine MMD


When his brother Yuriy suddenly disappears, Herman comes back to his hometown and has to take over the family’s old gas station. Soon, while trying to find out about Yuriy’s fate, he finds himself under attack by the local mafia and in love with Olga, his brother’s accountant. And he starts to fight, not only for himself but also to make the locals value and defend their property and their dignity against the mafia thugs.


THE WILD FIELDS - screen adaptation of the BBC's Best Ukrainian Novel of the Decade VOROSHILOVGRAD, awarded by Brucke Prize in Germany and Jan Michalski Prize in Switzerland.  «Serhiy Zhadan’s VOROSHILOVGRAD, turns to a movie project with best Ukrainian Film professionals and co-production opportunities for international partners» (The New Yorker).

Development: Odessa IFF Special Mention of the Jury for the Best Film Project 2013;
The Connecting Cottbus Best Pitch Award 2016;
The Connecting Cottbus Producers Network Award 2016;

Work-in-Progress: The Connecting Cottbus Work-In-Progress Award 2017.
Participant of EAVE Marketing Workshop 2017.

Release date
Nov 8, 2018

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