Courtesy of the Venice Film Festival.

VERDICT: ORIGINALLY REVIEWED SEPT. 13, 2021 Ukrainian activist Oleh Sentsov directs a hard-boiled gangster tale set in the 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union, whose over-the-top violence is starkly undermotivated.

It’s hard to imagine a character better named than the titular protagonist of Oleh Sentsov’s Rhi
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