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To the young lieutenant Maleshkin the war is a minor obstacle, if compared to his personal battle to command his subordinates, while conducting an armored vehicle at the same time he's ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikhail Kononov ...
Alexander Alexandrovich Maleshkin - a junior lieutenant
Oleg Borisov ...
Mikhail Domeshek - Mishka - the SPA gun-layer
Viktor Pavlov ...
Grigory Shcherbak - Grishka the SPA operator
Fyodor Odinokov ...
Osip Byankin - the SPA gun-loader
Boris Tabarovsky ...
Bezzubtsev - a lieutenant (as B. Tabarovsky)
Mikhail Gluzskiy ...
Col. Day - the tank regimental commander
Pyotr Lyubeshkin ...
Timofei Vasilievich Ovsyannikov - the political officer
Valentin Zubkov ...
Col. Basov - the SPA regimental commander
Boris Arakelov ...
Chegnichka - a junior lieutenant
German Kolushkin ...
Pavel Telenkov 'Pashka' - a lieutenant (as G. Kolushkin)
Pyotr Gorin ...
Sergachyov - a Captain
Boris Sichkin ...
Selivanov - a senior lieutenant trophy-intendant
Yuriy Dubrovin ...
Gromykhalo - a young infantry man
Irina Zamotina ...
Antonina Vasilyevna (as I. Zamotina)
Aleksey Kozhevnikov
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To the young lieutenant Maleshkin the war is a minor obstacle, if compared to his personal battle to command his subordinates, while conducting an armored vehicle at the same time he's trying to impress his superior Soviet officers who put him under extreme pressures, one after the other, fighting the German forces occupying Ukraine during World War II. Here's the story of an impressionable man who learns in the hard way that being a leader is more than just using of his commanding voice to get what he wants. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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At War as at War  »

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Alexander Alexandrovich Maleshkin: Calm down, Mishka, calm down. We musn't fail.
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An overlooked gem
23 June 2014 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The loneliness of the leader, whoever this leader is, whether being in a corporation or a team leader or head of the family, is crucial in order to get things done, to better understand everything and everyone around him/her, trying to find conditions to complete his goals and fulfill his/her existence. It's in those solitary moments one finds some peace (without others) and yet plenty of war on the inside, battling his inner demons, doubting time and again. "What am I doing wrong? What needs to be changed? How do others perceive me and how do I perceive myself?" and so on. "At War as at War" deals with such ideal though it seems to skip those things. It's buried very deep but it's there. To some, it may seem a conventional war movie about a flawed leader who manages to defeat his obstacles while dealing with a more experienced crew; to me, it was a poignant observation on the human condition when faced with strange adversities that seem small things to many but it's a whole world to some.

It's very easy to relate with young and impressionable lieutenant Maleshkin (Mikhail Kononov, good actor), a young adult with relative experience, enough to lead a small crew (a mechanic, an arms specialist and the pilot) of an armored tank, guys who are older than him and who always find ways to ignore his orders. He shouts with them cause that's the only way they obey him (not really, though), but deep down he wants to be like one of those commanders who find ways of being nice to his subordinates, a true leader. Maleshkin's situation is one of a kind. He fights three wars at the same time: with WWII going its course, German forces are marching through Ukraine (1), and the man's mission is to lead one of the many tanks in deadly combats, and besides dealing with a reckless crew (2), he's trying to look good with his superiors (3), some who are very skeptical of his leadership and others who fully believe he can be a disciplined officer and a great leader. His way to bring up the squad's morale: suicide and encouraging acts such as picking up a hand-grenade that one of his soldiers let it fall inside the vehicle without its pin.

The thing I loved the most about the movie was its simplicity with a thought-provoking story (sometimes, writers and directors can provide with those), very accessible it is in terms of presenting a quality story that doesn't linger for too long, well-acted, with some surprising humored scenes - it's almost a comedy - and exciting action sequences. But let's go to what it matters, the screenplay's achievement: a solid view on the difference between a leader and a boss, commander. Business marketers use those definitions at right and left to exhaustion when talking company's leaderships but I think this movie got it right. The first inspires his team, recognizes his errors; the other just demands, bullies, harasses, more concerned in the result than in the actions that led to it. And Maleshkin is a proof of both, in many scenes, and he's a good example that people can change from one to another under the most difficult and unthinkable situations. 9/10


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