war doesn't ask

The son and father, along with other residents of their village, become hostages of the nationalists from the volunteer battalion. Realizing that they will not get out of this situation
alive, the boy's father decides to save his son at the cost of his own life.

  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Война не спрашивает
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay, Short Script
  • Number of Pages:
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
  • XI International Slavic Literary Forum " Golden Knight"
    July 1, 2020
    Golden Diploma
  • Sevastopol pitching debutants
    March 1, 2020
Writer Biography

Oleg Buzinsky was born and raised in Novosibirsk, Russia. He graduated from the Faculty of Philology of the NSPU in 1996, studied for some time in absentia at the Literary Institute (2001-2002), in 2020 he graduated from the VKSR (director of feature films, workshop of D. H. Astrakhan-A.M. Dobrovolsky).

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Writer Statement

This is drama. Maybe the drama of my whole life.

From the UN Human Rights Report in Ukraine (covering the period from November 16, 2017 to February 15, 2018): according to the UN, in 2017 the trend of 2014-2015 to kidnapping and knocking out confessions from them in the territory controlled by Ukraine again intensified . Victims report that they were blindfolded or bags were pulled over their heads, handcuffed and taken to an unfamiliar place where they beat, threatened, imitated executions, forcing them to confess to working with the Russian special services or “separatists”. Also, people were tortured with electric shock, strangled, turned joints. This lasted from several hours to several days or weeks. Nationalists from various volunteer battalions of Ukraine operating in the territory of Donbass detained people.

The horror and pain of war cannot but bother me. It becomes especially bitter and painful when you find out some nuances of this bloody massacre that I could not even guess about before.

When I read the story of a Bulgarian writer on this topic (who described the events that took place in his country more than 100 years ago) and compared it with what is happening in Ukraine now, and not so long ago happened during other armed conflicts in other countries, I realized that this is, unfortunately, a universal story. And the way out of all this can only be as a result of personal understanding and denial of the importance of the past deep interethnic relations of people who are now in a state of open hostility, armed conflict, or even war.

About this is my films.