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Almost Holy (15)

Documentary, Biography, Drama

Gennadiy calls himself "Pastor Crocodile." He's known throughout Ukraine for his years working to rehabilitate drug-addicted kids. But he's also a vigilante who uses any force necessary to carry out his moral vision. Gennadiy believes he has made Mariupol a better place, but now, the violence in Ukraine threatens everything.

The critical consensus

Fascinating documentary about one man's attempts to bring hope to the shadowy streets of a poverty-stricken Ukraine.

****(*)Allan Hunter, The List, 15/08/2016

Steve Hoover’s portrait of Gennadiy Mokhnenko hints at a darker side to the pastor who runs a children’s orphanage in Ukraine.

***(*)(*)Leslie Felperin, The Guardian, 18/08/2016

A powerful portrait of the way one man has made a difference in a country that is no longer master of its own future.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 19/08/2016

A compelling study of a controversial Ukrainian pastor whose forceful approach borders on vigilantism.

****(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 21/08/2016

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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