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The Penal Battalion 

Shtrafbat (original title)
The authors of the television series studied archival materials and military chronicles. The last series ends with a demonstration of the list of penalty parts, which from 1942 to 1945 fought on the Soviet fronts.
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Series cast summary:
Aleksey Serebryakov ...  Tverdokhlebov 11 episodes, 2004
Yuriy Stepanov Yuriy Stepanov ...  Glymov 11 episodes, 2004
Aleksandr Bashirov ...  Stirah 10 episodes, 2004
Aleksey Zharkov ...  Lykov 10 episodes, 2004
Roman Madyanov ...  Kharchenko 8 episodes, 2004
Iliya Kovrizhnykh Iliya Kovrizhnykh ...  Tsukerman 8 episodes, 2004
Viktor Suprun Viktor Suprun ...  Shlykov 8 episodes, 2004
Aleksandr Tsurkan Aleksandr Tsurkan 8 episodes, 2004
Vladimir Vishnevskiy 8 episodes, 2004
Vladimir Toptsov ...  Telyatnikov 7 episodes, 2004
Andrey Shibarshin Andrey Shibarshin 7 episodes, 2004
Rodion Voronin Rodion Voronin 6 episodes, 2004
Dmitriy Nazarov ...  Father Mikhail 5 episodes, 2004
Aleksey Oshurkov ...  Shilkin 5 episodes, 2004
Maxim Drozd ...  Bulyga 5 episodes, 2004
Roman Artemyev Roman Artemyev 5 episodes, 2004
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The authors of the television series studied archival materials and military chronicles. The last series ends with a demonstration of the list of penalty parts, which from 1942 to 1945 fought on the Soviet fronts.

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Action | Drama | War

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

20 September 2004 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Karny batalion See more »

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Etalon Film, MakDos See more »
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(11 parts)

Color:

Color
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Challenging story with excellent acting, direction, and production.
19 June 2006 | by bobovnikovaSee all my reviews

Many experienced and excellent actors mixed together in an ongoing plot of an untold part of world war II on the eastern front. Characters well portrayed and unforgettable. One episode leaves you wishing for the next. Pay attention to the closing credits were the thousands of Shtrafbat battalions are listed. An untold story involving hundreds of thousands of individuals. Sometimes brutal, sometimes romantic, always filled with real people and dialog. Produced with excellent sets and camera work. Heroes and villains, criminals and priests, patriots and traitors. Portrait of people struggling to survive and overcome a most terrible time. I wish to buy a copy for my own collection so to be able to enjoy the series repeatedly.


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