The Undefeated (2000 film)

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The Undefeated
Directed by Oles Yanchuk
Produced by Oles Yanchuk
Written by Vasyl Portiak
Music by Volodymyr Hronsky
Cinematography Oleksiy Zolotarov
Vitaliy Zymovets
Distributed by Dovzhenko Film Studios
Release date
  • 2000 (2000)
Running time
104 minutes
Country Ukraine
Language Ukrainian
Budget $1 million

The Undefeated (Ukrainian: Нескорений, Neskorenyi) is a 2000 Ukrainian film by Oles Yanchuk, a producer and director previously praised by The New York Times and Time magazine for his 1991 film Famine-33.


In 1950, long after World War II has ended, a fight continues behind the newly drawn Iron Curtain: as the Ukrainians keep fighting both Nazi and Soviet forces, General Roman Shukhevych (Hryhoriy Hladiy) is forced by brutal circumstances to lead an underground war as part of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA).

The film explores Shukhevych, both as a military leader and a family man. In the end, Shukhevych was unable to defeat the Soviet forces and , but they re-enforce Ukrainian nationalism as an underground force until the end of the Cold War.


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Production notes[edit]

The Undefeated was filmed at the "Studio Oles-film" with the monetary assistance from the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), with the National Cinema Studio of feature films named after O. Dovzhenko. The film's chief advisor was Ukrainian American specialist Askold Lozynsky. It was filmed on location in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine, and such remarkable cities of Ukraine as Odessa, Kyiv and Lviv,

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