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Olimpius Inferno (2009)

The young entomologist Michael and his friend Zhenya arrives to South Ossetia looking for a rare species of butterfly, called Olympius Inferno. The same night Georgian troops attack South Ossetia.


Igor Voloshin


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Credited cast:
Henry David ... Michael Oraya
Polina Filonenko Polina Filonenko ... Zhenya
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sabina Akhmedova ... Jessica
Martin Cook Martin Cook ... Journalist
Adgur Dzheniya Adgur Dzheniya ... Viktor Andreyevich
Piter Elad Piter Elad ... Captain Adams
Anatoliy Fokht Anatoliy Fokht ... Operator
Artur Gurgenyan Artur Gurgenyan ... Gabo
Chris Karle Chris Karle ... American Consular Official
Elena Khramova Elena Khramova ... Akhsar's wife
Adgur Maliya Adgur Maliya ... Akhsar
Sergey Sanguliya Sergey Sanguliya ... Georgian colonel
Ruslan Shakaya Ruslan Shakaya ... Georgian lieutenant
Venera Skveriya Venera Skveriya ... Gabo's mother
Nathan Stowell Nathan Stowell ... News anchor


The young entomologist Michael and his friend Zhenya arrives to South Ossetia looking for a rare species of butterfly, called Olympius Inferno. The same night Georgian troops attack South Ossetia.

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29 March 2009 (Russia) See more »

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Олимпиус Инферно See more »

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August 2008
23 January 2015 | by frostmdaSee all my reviews

Perhaps there are few people who have not heard about the tragic events in South Ossetia, not only in Russia but also worldwide. Nowadays, more and more seem to be wild things ... the war, murder not only soldiers in the war, but also the mass extermination of civilians. But nowadays, it would seem "civilized" time is not stopped, and in politics, and in civilian life.

In August 2008, Georgian troops (not themselves) invaded South Ossetia to restore "constitutional order" according to the Georgian media, according to some Western media TV and radio broadcasting - the Russian Federation together with Ossetian forces invaded democratic independent Georgia were ... and other "treatments". As it was actually - I think many can guess and without "blind" faith media. When the President of the Republic, subject to aggression, says who actually attacked his country, I think not believe him makes no sense, as well as do not believe the words of local residents, whose share fell this AD.

Personally, I'm in those days never left the TV screen, as well as many others who are not indifferent to the fate of others ... So, I do not neglected by the semi-documentary film was released, with initially not very clear title - "Olympus Inferno" ...

Actions are shown on behalf of the common people, and perhaps symbolic that the central characters - a Russian girl and her American friend who did not know what awaits them in this small country in which they came to study butterflies. As we approach the bloody events show us, and simple local people, and then how they will methodically kill someone with a "pleasure", someone just doing "order". In the film, no pathos "inflated" heroes, some heroic embellished, all taken seriously, the more you know what it was and it was in our time, most recently, not far from us.

With regard to the re-created an atmosphere of chaos, fire, explosions - I think criticism should not be, it looks really, especially if you try to feel the situation and be aware of everything that happens.

In the course of one and a half hours we will see not everything - but what shall see enough to form an idea of the known events that many of us only hear through news and interviews.

It would be very nice if the film was shown in the US, Europe and. .. Georgia, but at the moment - I think it's unattainable dream, an information war is really the most effective of them all, and let it be luck to those who on the right side ...

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