Hostage siege ends after Ukrainian president endorses Joaquin Phoenix film

A gunman in Ukraine armed with an automatic rifle and grenades has surrendered to police and released 13 hostages after the country’s president consented to his demand to recommend the 2005 animal rights documentary Earthlings, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix. The niche film recommendation, delivered by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy over Facebook, helped end an hours-long standoff […]

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