Updated at 11:50,16-10-2017

Abel: National blockbuster or propaganda-flavoured movie? (Video)

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Motion picture Abel which is being taken by Nonstop Media film company has already evoked a wide public response. Today a winter shooting stage – re-enacting of 2010 mass protests – has started in Minsk.

The film crew expects it to become a national blockbuster and win the international viewer: Abel tells the story of two brothers who happened to be on opposite sides of the barricades.

It is evident that a political issue is not to be slipped over. But the film is completely non-political, its authors state. Is their approach really plausible?

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