#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Gennadiy Mokhnenko has made a name for himself by forcibly abducting homeless drug-addicted kids from the streets of Mariupol, Ukraine. As his country leans towards a European Union inclusion, hopes of continued post-Soviet revitalization seem possible. In the meantime, Gennadiy’s center has evolved into a more nebulous institution.
Plot: After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine’s social and political institutions faced massive change, including an increasingly corrupt government and crippled infrastructure. A number of the nation’s youth wound up homeless and addicted to a lethal cocktail of injected cold medicine and alcohol. In the early 2000s a pastor from Mariupol named Gennadiy Mokhnenko took up the fight against child homelessness by forcibly abducting street kids and bringing them to his Pilgrim Republic rehabilitation center—the largest organization of its kind in the former Soviet Union. Gennadiy’s ongoing efforts and unabashedly tough love approach to his city’s problems has made him a folk hero for some, and a lawless vigilante to others. Despite criticism, Gennadiy is determined to continue his work.
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Dark, but uplifting, stylistic but simple
Crocodile Gennadiy is a character driven documentary, and boy did they pick one hell of a character. The titular Crocodile Gennadiy is clearly a man who enjoys being on camera and knows how to carry himself in front of one. The subject matter of this film is not for the faint of heart, and contains some dark imagery, but it’s a darkness that Gennadiy helps you navigate through. You see this hell he lives in and how he copes with it, you really begin to admire him, despite the fact that his actions frequently walk the line between humanitarianism and vigilantism. And on top of this all the film team did an amazing job capturing this man and his environment, the cinematography is top notch essentially creating a “beautiful hell” in the same vein as other great documentaries like Detropia and The Act of Killing.
But that last point is the one thing holding me back from a perfect rating. It’s a bit TOO much in the style of other great docs to come out recently. It’s a lovely style no doubt, but it’d be nice to some work try and slip away from it a bit into either new territory or old territory that has been abandoned.
Powerful inspiring subject, badly shot and edited.
In “Almost Holy” we follow Ukraine Pastor, Gennadiy Mokhnenko, as he works according to his own sense of what is holy and what is not. He inspires us with his charismatic personality and passion for saving lives and souls from the living hell of alcohol and drug addiction, especially for the very young and vulnerable among us. While I am grateful to the filmmakers for bringing the material to us, the fragmented editing and repeated close shots that never showed where we were and what was going on left me wishing someone else had been in charge.
I gave it a high 8 stars because it is still an informative, inspiring and thought provoking look at a part of our world we know too little about.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min)
Genre Documentary, Biography
Director Steve Hoover
Writer Steve Hoover
Actors Gennadiy Mokhnenko
Country United States
Awards 3 wins
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, SDDS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Canon 5D Mark III, Canon C300, Red Epic
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process Digital (HD)
Printed Film Format DCP