The Rising Hawk

The Rising Hawk (also called Fall Of A Kingdom in the UK) is a 2019 Ukrainian-American historical action film directed by John Wynn[2][3] and co-directed by Akhtem Seitablayev.[4][5][6] It is based on the historical fiction book Zakhar Berkut by Ukrainian writer and poet Ivan Franko. The film premiered on October 10, 2019.

The Rising Hawk
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Directed byJohn Wynn
Akhtem Seitablayev
Written byRich Ronat
Yaroslav Voytseshek
Based onZakhar Berkut
by Ivan Franko
Produced by
  • Egor Olesov
  • John Wynn
  • Raja Collins
  • Yuriy Karnovsky
  • Nathan Moore
  • Jeff Rice
  • Yuriy Korol
Edited byJohn Wynn
Music byJosh Atchley
Distributed byPostmodern Postproduction
Release date
  • October 10, 2019 (2019-10-10)
Running time
125 minutes
United States
LanguagesEnglish (original)
Budget$5 million
Box office$1,531,274[1]


During the 13th Century, Zakhar Berkut and his wife Rada lead a group of high-landers in the Carpathian Mountains. Unfortunately, their tranquil existence is soon threatened by Burunda Khan, a powerful Mongolian general who leads his massive armies west in search of new lands to conquer. Forced to protect their village, Zakhar and Rada send their sons, Ivan and Maksym, to ask for help from Tuhar Volk, a wealthy boyar who has recently arrived from King. After his strong-willed daughter Myroslava and Maksym survive a dangerous encounter together, Tuhar Vovk pledges to defend the villagers against the Mongols. But when a mutual attraction sparks between Myroslava and Maksym, Tuhar Vovk forbids them from continuing their relationship. Meanwhile, Burunda Khan faces questions from his warriors about his motivation and military strategy for the impending invasion. As war breaks out, both sides suffer devastating casualties. Redoubling his efforts, Burunda Khan unleashes the full fury of his forces. Faced with certain doom, Maksym and Myroslava must choose to flee or make the ultimate sacrifice to save their people.


Actor Role
Robert Patrick Zakhar Berkut
Tommy Flanagan Tuhar Vovk
Alison Doody Rada
Poppy Drayton Myroslava
Alex MacNicoll Maksym
Rocky Myers Ivan
Alina Kovalenko Rosana
Oliver Trevena Bohun
Oleh Voloshchenko Gard
Andriy Isayenko Petro
Erzhan Nurymbet Merke


  1. ^ "The Rising Hawk (2019) Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
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  5. ^ Kozlov, Vladimir (7 February 2019). "Berlin: Ukrainian Action Film 'Rising Hawk' Pre-Sells to Spain". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
  6. ^ Istomina, Toma (18 October 2019). "'The Rising Hawk' is for fans of action". Kyiv Post. Retrieved 2020-04-10.

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