Scene from the film This is War, Baby

This is War, Baby

  • Ukraine
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Without showing any explicit battle footage, this film nevertheless manages to show the life of Ukrainian soldiers and volunteers on the Donetsk front. Images of ruin and destruction from places that only recently were the scenes of fighting are transformed into a tragicomic parable of survival in a provisional space-time. Looting is a daily occurrence, and going out in search of booty becomes a boyish adventure during which the participants explore places only recently inhabited by private individuals. And when all this is recorded by a Polish television crew headed by a canny female reporter, an existential satire is born. The war is there, but somewhere around the corner.


  • Original title
    Eto voyna detka
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Yurii Pupirin
  • DOP
    Yurii Pupirin
  • Editing
    Yurii Pupirin
  • Sound
    Yurii Pupirin
  • Duration
    59 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Ukraine
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
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