SNIPER: THE WHITE RAVEN is based on a true story: After suffering a senseless tragedy at the hands of invading soldiers in the Donbas region in 2014, a former Ukrainian physics professor renounces his peaceful way of life and seeks revenge. After joining the military and earning a coveted spot as a sniper, he sets his sights on a Russian sniper whose elimination could change the tide of the conflict.
SNIPER: THE WHITE RAVEN deals with a topical subject which is the armed conflict between Ukraine and Russia, in particular, the invasion of Russian soldiers in the Donbas region in 2014. The film is directed by Marian Bushan who signs here his first feature film in his career. It’s very well-directed and has excellent cinematography that puts the viewer right in the middle of the action. These sequences are very well designed despite a modest budget. In addition to being entertaining, the film cheerfully mixes drama and action. Sniper Mykola Voronin whose true story is portrayed in the feature film took part in writing the screenplay. The character credibly embodied by Aldoshyn Pavlo is developed enough that we want to see him succeed in his missions. He uses his knowledge of physics to amaze his fellow soldiers and is able to disassemble and assemble a weapon in less than 30 seconds while blindfolded.