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Oleg Sentsov

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Oleg Gennadyevich Sentsov
Oleg Sentsov in 2019
Born (1976-07-13) 13 July 1976 (age 48)
Alma materKyiv National Economic University
Years active2008–present

Oleg Gennadyevich Sentsov (Ukrainian: Олег Геннадійович Сенцов, romanizedOleh Hennadiiovych Sentsov;[1][2] Russian: Олег Генадиевич Сенцов, romanized: Oleg Gennadyevich Sentsov; born 13 July 1976) is a Ukrainian filmmaker, writer and activist.[3]

He is known for his 2011 movie Gamer.

After the Russian annexation of Crimea, he was arrested in Crimea in May 2014 and sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment by a Russian court in August 2015 on charges of plotting terrorism acts.[4] This was controversial and many believed his arrest was politically motivated.[5]

On 7 September 2019 he was released in a prisoner swap.[6]


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  1. Oleh Sentsov Talks Getting His Life Back After Release From Russian Prison & Making “Wild” 90s Ukraine Story ‘Rhino’ – Venice. deadline.com. August 27, 2021
  2. Nosorih (Rhino). labiennale.org/en/. 2021
  3. Kramer, Andrew E. (25 October 2018). "Rights Prize Goes to Oleg Sentsov, a Russian Prisoner, in a Rebuke to Putin". The New York Times.
  4. Ukrainian Filmmaker Remains Behind Bars Despite Growing Support, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (June 26, 2014)
  5. Walker, Shaun (25 August 2015). "Russian court jails Ukrainian film-maker for 20 years over terror offences". theguardian.com.
  6. Lapin, Denis; Pavlova, Olga; Britton, Bianca; Dean, Sarah. "Film director Oleg Sentsov and MH17 suspect among those freed in Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap". CNN. Retrieved 2019-09-07.