Original name: Захар Беркут Country: Director: - John Wynn - Akhtem Seitablayev Screenwriter: - Rich Ronat - Yaroslav Voytseshek Composer: - Josh Atchley Release date: October 10, 2019 Running time, minutes: 125 (02:05)
During the 13th Century, Zakhar Berkut and his wife Rada lead a group of high-landers in the Carpathian Mountains in a village of Tukhlia (today in Stryi Raion).
Unfortunately, their tranquil existence is soon threatened by Burunda Khan, a powerful Mongolian general who leads his massive armies west in search of new lands to conquer. Forced to protect their village, Zakhar and Rada send their sons, Ivan and Maksym, to ask for help from Tugar Vovk, a wealthy boyar who has recently arrived from King Daniel of Galicia (Kingdom of Rus). After his strong-willed daughter Myroslava and Maksym survive a dangerous encounter together, Tuhar Vovk pledges to defend the villagers against the Mongols. But when a mutual attraction sparks between Myroslava and Maksym, Tugar Vovk forbids them from continuing their relationship. Meanwhile, Burunda Khan faces questions from his warriors about his motivation and military strategy for the impending invasion. As war breaks out, both sides suffer devastating casualties. Redoubling his efforts, Burunda Khan unleashes the full fury of his forces. Faced with certain doom, Maksym and Myroslava must choose to flee or make the ultimate sacrifice to save their people.