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Oleg (Oļeg)

Directed by Juris Kursietis

  • Latvia, Belgium, Lithuania, France 2019; 108 min
  • Original version: Russian, Polish, Latvian, French, English
  • Genre: Drama

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The film mostly unfolds within highly realistic, claustrophobic and nocturnal atmospheres which are nigh-on documentarian and woven together by a handful of dream-like sequences.

Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

A timely and impressive second feature. The screenplay is a particular strong point.


Thanks to welcome flecks of comic relief, Oleg is consistently watchable as well as illuminating about an emerging social problem (…). Kursietis and his team, especially DP Bogumil Godfrejow, impress throughout.

The Hollywood Reporter

Gritty, tense and uncompromising film.


As an unblinking study of contemporary Europe’s pitiless migrant labor market... OLEG would be politically essential even if it weren’t so cinematically exciting.

Guy Lodge, Variety


Review: Oleg

Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘Oleg’

Guy Lodge, Variety