The movie is set in Belarus, where a team of counter-intelligence officers is given only three days to find a German radio operator posing as a Soviet soldier, behind soviet lines, on the ... See full summary »
Russia, May 1942. Well behind friendly lines a veteran sergeant commands a small anti-aircraft unit. His troops are inexperienced women. They will soon be tested in battle as the Germans parachute a crack squad of saboteurs into the area.
The movie inspired by real events tells the story of the KV-1 tank's crew heroic deed. Having a losing fight, the crew of Semyon Konovalov destroyed 16 enemy tanks, 2 armored vehicles and 8... See full summary »
A group of Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to two Russian women who have been living there.
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
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 »
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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