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Fortress of War (2010)

Brestskaya krepost (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 4 November 2010 (Belarus)
A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Soviet troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days.

Director:

Aleksandr Kott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksey Kopashov Aleksey Kopashov ... Sashka Akimov (as Alyosha Kopashov)
Andrey Merzlikin ... Kizhevatov
Pavel Derevyanko ... Fomin
Aleksandr Korshunov Aleksandr Korshunov ... Gavrilov
Maksim Kostromykin ... Kolka
Anna Tsukanova-Kott ... Sonya (as Anna Tsukanova)
Sergey Tsepov Sergey Tsepov ... Zubachev
Benik Arakelyan Benik Arakelyan ... Matevosyan
Mikhail Pavlik ... Vaynshteyn
Sergey Vlasov Sergey Vlasov ... Kavalyonak
Aleksandr Sirin ... Maslov
Evgeniy Tsyganov ... Pochernikov
Tatyana Kamina Tatyana Kamina ... Shura Pochernikova
Veronika Nikonova Veronika Nikonova ... Anya Kizhevatova
Yana Esipovich Yana Esipovich ... Zhena Kizhevatova
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Storyline

The film shows the heroic defense of the Brest Fortress, which had taken upon the first strike of German fascist invaders on June 22 1941. Story describes the events of the first days of the defense. The film tells about three main resistance zones, headed by the regiment commander, Pyotr Mikhailovich Gavrilov, the commissar Efim Moiseevich Fomin and the head of the 9th frontier outpost, Andrey Mitrofanovich Kizhevatov. Many years later veteran Alexander Akimov again and again recalls the memories of the time, when he, then a 15 year old Sasha Akimov was deeply in love with the beautiful Anya and suddenly found himself in the middle of the bloody events of war. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

In 1941 the Nazis attacked the Russian fortress at Brest. Surrender was not an option.

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

Belarus | Russia

Language:

Russian | Ukrainian | Belarusian

Release Date:

4 November 2010 (Belarus) See more »

Also Known As:

The Brest Fortress See more »

Filming Locations:

Brest, Belarus See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,569,371
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When the Stukas bomb the fortress we can see them releasing their bombs at a very low altitude, at 50 meters for the best. This is impossible: the minimal altitude of releasing a bomb was 450-500 meters, and the pilot couldn't even pull the bomber up from this low. Also the bombs would be visible for the eye as they are not falling faster than the plane that released them, but we see nothing, just an explosion on the ground. See more »

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References Cinema Paradiso (1988) See more »

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One of the best war movies I have ever seen
27 January 2018 | by luciansarbuSee all my reviews

This movie is just... wow! Mind blowing... I was thinking at 'Letters from Iwo Jima' by Clint Eastwood - this is the only war movie that can compete with it in terms of intensity, the profile of drama, tragedy, poetry, heroism and historical realism. It's not the usual WW2 movie that can be seen at Hollywood, with big 'good' allied soldiers killing like a machine gun a lot of 'bad' enemies. It's a movie about a defeat, about a tragedy. Hope and death. Suffering. Love. And a lot of sacrifice. However, beside its strong moral and ethical weight, the movie really looks good: image, special effects (I suspect some CGG was involved), sound, music (which is simply wonderful) everything looks like in a Hollywood made movie. And, as far as I know, the historical truth was almost 100% respected. In short, this is a movie which is both educational and fun. For me it's a 10/10... I didn't knew that the new Russian wave can make such brilliant masterpieces!


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