Heroes of Shipka (1955)
"Geroite na Shipka" (original title)

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Epic historical drama. The Russo - Turkish War of Liberation of 1878 and the role of the Bulgarian Volunteer Gorps.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivan Pereverzev ...
Viktor Avdyushko ...
Osnobishin (as V. Avdyushko)
Georgiy Yumatov ...
Cossack Sashko Kozir
Konstantin Sorokin ...
Makar Lizyuta
Petko Karlukovsky
Petka (as Apostol Karamitev)
Anatoliy Alekseev ...
Evgeniy Samoylov ...
Gen. Skobolov
Aleksandr Smirnov
Nikolai Massalitinov ...
Gorchakov (as N. Massalitinov)
Nikolai Simonov
Bruno Frejndlikh
Stefan Pejchev ...
Zheni Bozhinova ...
Boyka (as Ye. Bozhinova)
Katya Chukova ...
Ionka (as K. Chukova)


The April Uprising of 1876 has been drowned in blood. Bulgarians cherish the hope that Russia will help them to win liberation from Ottoman bondage. In St. Petersburg a rally in support of the enslaved Slav nation is held. The possible repercussions, both at home and abroad, of war between Russia and Turkey are discussed at Tsar Alexander'court. The same issue is considered by the representatives of other Great Powers at Bismark's office. The Russo-Turkish War is declared. The Russian troops are on their way to Bulgaria.They cross the Danube. Near the town of Stara Zagora the Russian present the force of Bulgarian volunteers with a banner made in the town of Samara, Russia. At the Sultan's palace Lord Henry Eliot helps in decision-making at this time of crisis for the Empire. The battle for Stara Zagora. The population leaves the town. In the battle for Shipka pass the Bulgarian volunteers fight side by side with the Russian soldiers under the command of general Stoletov. The battle ... Written by Georgi Djulgerov <georgidjul1943@gmail.com>

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7 September 1956 (USA)  »

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Historically correct but ideologically terrible
4 February 2009 | by (Ulan-Ude, Russia) – See all my reviews

It is one of those movies which I was unable to watch without wincing. The main idea is taken from Marx: folk as moving force of every historical event. If you don't understand it immediately, don't worry – you'll be explained it again and again! All the historical personalities look like sketches on themselves. Russian tsar Alexander the Third looks and talks like idiot. Heroes are divided into 2 main parts – bad ones: those who do not think in categories of "folk" and "people", and good ones: those who understand that all the wars in history are won by folk. The good thing about that movie is that it reminds us about almost forgotten page of our history. It is true. It was exactly Russians (with a little help of Austria) who helped Bulgarians become independent of Turkish. Even if Russians followed their own interests in that case it doesn't make the event less important for Bulgarians. The most terrible thing about that movie is that it is just completely boring!

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