At the very end, you’re scared for Sean Penn’s life. The 62-year-old California actor-director, ex-husband of Madonna and double Oscar winner for his performances in ‘Mystic River’ and ‘Milk’, has actually ventured into the front lines somewhere near Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine . The Russians are just 100 meters away waiting for their chance to cross a river, but a squad of Ukrainian soldiers opposes them. “For me, this war won’t be over until my home village is liberated and I can go back,” says the leader. Penn thanks him politely, praises the bravery with which the Ukrainians are defending the rest of the world from tyranny and withdraws. Seen enough, dared enough.

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