The Distant Barking of Dogs (also know as Olegs krig) full movie is released on Nov 23, 2018. Watch The Distant Barking of Dogs online - the Russian Documentary movie from Denmark. The Distant Barking of Dogs is directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont and created by Simon Lereng Wilmont with Oleg Afanasyev and Alexandra Ryabichkina.

THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS is set in Eastern Ukraine on the frontline of the war. The film follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg throughout a year, witnessing the gradual erosion of his innocence beneath the pressures of war. Oleg lives with his beloved grandmother, Alexandra, in the small village of Hnutove. Having no other place to go, Oleg and Alexandra stay and watch as others leave the village. Life becomes increasingly difficult with each passing day, and the war offers no end in sight. In this now half-deserted village where Oleg and Alexandra are the only true constants in each other's lives, the film shows just how fragile, but crucial, close relationships are for survival. Through Oleg's perspective, the film examines what it means to grow up in a war zone. It portrays how a child's universal struggle to discover what the world is about grows interlaced with all the dangers and challenges the war presents. Thus, THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS unveils the consequences of war bearing down on the children in Eastern Ukraine, and by natural extension, the scars and self-taught life lessons this generation will carry with them into the future.

As know as:

Olegs krig, Oleg ja sodan äänet, Гавкіт вдалині, Olegs krig - en barndom i krigens skygge, Oleg, eine Kindheit im Krieg

Release Date:

Jan 11, 2019


Denmark, Sweden, Finland


Russian, Ukrainian

Production Companies:

Final Cut for Real, Mouka Filmi Oy, Story AB


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Amy Nicholson
FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
A really interesting "daily life" type of film where, over the course of it, you see Oleg and his friends shaped by internal stress.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 13, 2019
John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
Childhood during wartime is hardly a new subject for filmmakers of any stripe, but The Distant Barking of Dogs finds its own special nonfiction space.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 01, 2019
Guy Lodge
Lereng Wilmont's subjects earn their stray moments of rustic poetry; so does his film.
by rottentomatoes, Dec 31, 2018

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