The Undefeated (Ukrainian: Нескорений, Neskorenyi) is a 2000 Ukrainian film by Oles Yanchuk, a producer and director previously praised by The New York Times and Time magazine for his 1991 film Famine-33.
|Directed by||Oles Yanchuk|
|Written by||Vasyl Portiak|
|Produced by||Oles Yanchuk|
|Music by||Volodymyr Hronsky|
|Distributed by||Dovzhenko Film Studios|
In 1950, long after World War II has ended, a fight continues behind the newly drawn Iron Curtain: as the Ukrainians keep fighting Soviet forces, General Roman Shukhevych (Hryhoriy Hladiy) is forced by brutal circumstances to lead a guerrilla war as part of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA).
The film explores Shukhevych, both as a military leader and a family man. In the end, Shukhevych was unable to defeat the Soviet forces and was killed in a targeted assassination by the MGB, but the UPA re-enforce Ukrainian nationalism as an underground force until the end of the Cold War.
- Hryhoriy Hladiy — Roman Shukhevych
- Viktoriya Malektorovych — Halyna Dydyk
- Serhiy Romaniuk — Soloviov
- Viktor Stepanov — major NKVD
- Svitlana Vatamaniuk — Natalka Shukhevych
- Dmytro Myrhorodskyi — Yosyp Shukhevych
- Volodymyr Horianskyi — agent Pashkevych
- Yaroslav Muka — Stepan Bandera
The Undefeated was filmed at the "Studio Oles-film" with the monetary assistance from the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), with the National Cinema Studio of feature films named after O. Dovzhenko. The film's chief advisor was Ukrainian American specialist Askold Lozynsky. It was filmed on location in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine, and such remarkable cities of Ukraine as Odesa, Kyiv and Lviv,