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Heroes of Shipka (1955)

Geroite na Shipka (original title)
Epic historical drama. The Russo - Turkish War of Liberation of 1878 and the role of the Bulgarian Volunteer Gorps.

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(as Sergey Vasilev)
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Cast

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

7 September 1956 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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One of Soviet's Best
24 November 2009 | by (Saint - Petersburg, Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

Oh my God! I just watched this movie for a first time, and all I can say that it's truly great. Absolutely epic masterpiece from notable Soviet director Sergey Vasilyev. First of all this is a war/battle movie so it contains a lot of battle scenes which is truly epic, especially the part with infantry charge on Pleven. Even 55 years after the day that scenes were filmed they still looks like one of the best battle scenes of all time. Acting and direction here are also well. Sergey Vasilyev's crew and cast of best Soviet and Bulgarian actors did an outstanding work in that movie. Yeah, some people may say that "Heroes of Shipka" also contains some of Soviet's Marxist propaganda, but come on! There is only a little bit of it in the whole movie, so you just can left it behind. And nope it is not boring at all. I watched it "on one breath" as we say in Russia =) So if you likes a well done war epic/battle dramas - this movie is just for you. I recommend it.


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