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Almost Holy

Almost Holy
  • 2015
  • US/Ukraine
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Steve Hoover
  • Cast: Gennadiy Mokhnenko
  • UK release: 19 August 2016

Documentary about Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko, the tough, righteous, self-appointed saviour of the street children of Mariupol in the Ukraine. The filmmakers keep a neutral stance towards Mokhnenko's activities, but despite his more questionable behaviour he remains a sympathetic figure, considering the way the country is sucked into the vortex of Putin's expansionism.

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Almost Holy

15 Aug 20164 stars

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

Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko is the self-appointed saviour of the street children of Mariupol in the Ukraine. A mixture of tough love and righteous anger, he prowls the streets like a comic book superhero emerging from the shadows to confront neglectful…

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