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The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)

A zori zdes tikhie (original title)
During WWII in a small village outpost, a commander has his troop replaced by an all female unit. As they finally begin to appreciate one another, German paratroopers are spotted nearby and the realities of war emerge.
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrey Martynov ... Fedot Vaskov, starshina
Irina Dolganova Irina Dolganova ... Sofya Gurvich
Elena Drapeko ... Elizaveta Brichkina (as Elena Dropeko)
Ekaterina Markova ... Galina Chetvertak
Olga Ostroumova ... Evgeniya Komelkova
Irina Shevchuk ... Margarita Osyanina
Lyudmila Zaytseva ... Kiryanova, starshiy serzhant (as L. Zaytseva)
Alla Meshcheryakova ... Mariya, khozyayka kvartiry (as A. Meshcheryakova)
Nina Yemelyanova Nina Yemelyanova ... Polina Egorovna (as N. Emelyanova)
Aleksey Chernov ... Tovarishch 'Tretiy', mayor (as A. Chernov)
Viktor Avdyushko ... Pomkomvzvoda (as V. Avdyushko)
V. Antonov V. Antonov
Svetlana Borisova Svetlana Borisova ... Zenitchitsa (as S. Borisova)
Andrey Gribushin Andrey Gribushin ... Soldat SS (as A. Gribushin)
T. Gunina T. Gunina
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Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal Vaskov is stationed with a group of many young women in training. One of the women while sneaking from camp to visit her young son sees two German paratroopers. Vaskov takes five of the women to stop the two paratroopers, but finds sixteen paratroopers instead, leaving the small group of patriots to engage the enemy in an unequal fight. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Drama | History | War

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Trivia

The title is correctly translated to English (and most languages) as "The Dawns Here Are Quiet" yet for unknown reasons, the Finnish and Swedish titles translate to "And the Evenings Are Quiet". See more »

Alternate Versions

The Australian VHS release of this film was released in two parts called "Side 1" and "Side 2". See more »

Connections

Version of A zori zdes tikhie (2005) See more »

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It's not a thriller
10 May 2015 | by Rus_owlSee all my reviews

People when rate this film as realistic or not, they try to equate it to a low-grade action movie alike "hit and run" type. You must understand that the movie is not in that category.

Imagine, that bandits broke into your house. Strong, armed, ready to kill. And you realize that will be no negotiations, that you are destined to die, without any questions asked. To die in your own home. The only question is now: how it will happen? You will meet death humbly kneeling, or would resist, maybe even realizing the futility of attempts? To die for to save somebody others.

And such a decision should be made by young girls who lived not so long.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian | German

Release Date:

4 November 1972 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

... a rána sú tu tiché See more »

Filming Locations:

Karelia, Russia

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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