Telling the story of Filip Konowal, the only Ukrainian Canadian to receive the Victoria Cross, this movie is a poignant and poetic exploration of the complicated relationship we have with our returning Vets, exploring emotional issues that still resonate today. Konowal receives the VC for his part in the Battle of Hill 70. Over two days in August of 1917, he kills more than 16 German soldiers, several with his bare hands. Upon his return to Canada he is welcomed as a hero. But when he suffers severe PTSD, not even a medal from the King can protect him from a government in Ottawa eager to save money and forget the war. Locked away in an asylum in Montreal, he is threatened with deportation to the USSR where he would face imprisonment or worse. Yet miraculously, with the support of his army comrades, Konowal prevails.

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Running Time
1 hours
James E. Motluk
James E. Motluk
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Konowal» (31)

Charles S. avatar
Charles S.

Will keep your attention for the whole movie. Most movies bore me and this one was pretty good.

Barbara E. avatar
Barbara E.

Love the movie. Feel like it could of been longer , but it was a good movie

Dylan Olson avatar
Dylan Olson

I was pleasantly surprised, this actually turned out to be a great movie, action and humor.

Judy Armstrong avatar
Judy Armstrong

Great movie with amazing actors! I have been expecting this film for a long time now. And tonight when I finally got to see it I was not let down.

Betty avatar

This movie is a gem screenplay, direction, music, acting in every department it scores 10 on 10.

Betty Simpson avatar
Betty Simpson

I thought this movie was very cool. I watch it again and again!

Danielle Lawrence avatar
Danielle Lawrence

Great movie, would watch again if I have the time.

Rebecca avatar

Loved the movie. Definitely worth watching especially if you like Documentary