2.5. Meandering without much focus, but after seeing Volcano, I was eager to dig a little deeper into Bondarchuk. If nothing else, Ukrainian Sheriffs gives some context to the the more recent film, particularly the impact of Russia's war and separarist sympathizers on life in a southern Ukrainian village.
An observance of the mundane and at time ridiculous existence of daily life in a rather backward Ukrainian village as Ukraine falls into revolution and war. The focus is broadly on a array of characters that are found and their broader existence within their community, but this is largely captured in unconnected fragments that give hints of their nature yet nothing more.