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Battle for Sevastopol (2015)

Bitva za Sevastopol (original title)
A story of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the most successful female sniper in history.

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Sergey Mokritskiy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yuliya Peresild ... Lyudmila Pavlichenko
Evgeniy Tsyganov ... Leonid Kitsenko
Oleg Vasilkov ... Makarov
Nikita Tarasov ... Boris
Joan Blackham ... Eleanora Ruzvelt (as Dzhoan Blekkhem)
Polina Pakhomova Polina Pakhomova ... Masha
Vladimir Lilitskiy Vladimir Lilitskiy ... Grisha
Anatoliy Kot Anatoliy Kot ... Nikolay
Natella Abeleva-Taganova Natella Abeleva-Taganova ... Sonya
Valeriy Grishko ... General Petrov
Sergey Barkovskiy Sergey Barkovskiy ... Admiral Oktyabrskiy
Vitaliy Linetskiy ... Mayor KMB
Sergey Puskepalis ... Komandir
Gennadiy Chentsov Gennadiy Chentsov ... Komissar
Svetlana Osadchenko Svetlana Osadchenko ... Devochka-chtets
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Storyline

The breakout of the war shatters the world of a young student, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, forcing her to enlist in the army in 1941. The maiden turns out to be a natural-born sniper, her impressive skill and prowess make her stand out among men and women alike. Seeing Pavlichenko as a tangible threat, the German High Command gives orders to eliminate the girl whatever the cost. In the meanwhile, Lyudmila meets a man and falls in love. War fades into the background... Soon, however, another misfortune befalls Lyudmila leaving the man she loves on the brink of death and herself seriously wounded. The girl is pulled out of combat and later goes to the United States with a publicity visit. Eleanor Roosevelt welcomes Lyudmila in the White House and the two women soon become close. It won't be long before Pavlichenko stands before an audience in Chicago pressing for a second front. Will her words have the capacity to change the course of war? Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Ukraine | Russia

Language:

Russian | English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

2 April 2015 (Ukraine) See more »

Also Known As:

Battle for Sevastopol See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,104,504
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Contrary to the movie script, Lyudmila was already married and had a son before war. See more »

Goofs

Major Pavlychenko's first kills and presumably a great deal more of them were with an SVT-40 rifle; the story depicts her first sniper kills and all the rest presented in the movie to be with the Mosin Nagant rifle. See more »

Quotes

Lyudmila Pavlichenko: Gentlemen, I am 25 years old and I have killed 309 fascist invaders by now. Don't you think, gentlemen, that you have been hiding behind my back for too long?
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Soviet Union Sniper

If you're expecting a film like Fortress of War (2010), you're mistaken just like i was because this is a biographical film focusing on Lyudmila Pavlichenko who's a Soviet Union female sniper with 309 confirmed kills. I agree with the other reviewer who said that the title's quite misleading, this film's not mainly about the battle in Sevastopol itself. I don't understand why they didn't get a more befitting title for this film.

With a non-linear storytelling style, this film shows the beforemath, the moment and the aftermath of the fearsome superiority of Pavlichenko aka "Lady Death" who hunted regular soldiers and officers in a battlefield during World War II. Yulia Peresild, who played Pavlichenko managed to portray the character really well. She's cold, suffering, heroic, and lovable, kinda reminds me of Mulan. I have to tell you the Russian dubbing for English parts are annoying, they should make Russian subtitles instead of dubbing. The war action scenes (shooting, camouflaging, covering, planning strategy, etc) even though interesting are too short which i'd estimate no more than 10% of the duration so it's overall drama and that's very unsatisfying.

So if you like films about snipers such as Enemy At The Gates, American Sniper, you have to check this one out. I'd say this is isn't as good as Enemy At The Gates but it's as interesting as American Sniper.

7/10


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