During WWII in a small village outpost, a commander has his troop replaced by an all female unit. As they finally begin to appreciate one another, German paratroopers are spotted nearby and the realities of war emerge.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrey Martynov ...
Irina Dolganova ...
Sofya Gurvich
Elena Drapeko ...
Elizaveta Brichkina (as Elena Dropeko)
Ekaterina Markova ...
Galina Chetvertak
Olga Ostroumova ...
Evgeniya Komelkova
Irina Shevchuk ...
Margarita Osyanina
Lyudmila Zaytseva ...
Kiryanova, starshiy serzhant (as L. Zaytseva)
Alla Meshcheryakova ...
Mariya, khozyayka kvartiry (as A. Meshcheryakova)
Nina Emelyanova ...
Polina Egorovna (as N. Emelyanova)
Aleksey Chernov ...
Tovarishch 'Tretiy', mayor (as A. Chernov)
Viktor Avdyushko ...
Pomkomvzvoda (as V. Avdyushko)
V. Antonov
Svetlana Borisova ...
Zenitchitsa (as S. Borisova)
Andrey Gribushin ...
Soldat SS (as A. Gribushin)
T. Gunina
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Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal Vaskov is stationed with a group of many young women in training. One of the women while sneaking from camp to visit her young son sees two German paratroopers. Vaskov takes five of the women to stop the two paratroopers, but finds sixteen paratroopers instead, leaving the small group of patriots to engage the enemy in an unequal fight. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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4 November 1972 (Soviet Union)  »

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One of the very best movies I have ever watched
16 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is arguably one of the very best war movies ever made. The story is touching and poetic. A great ensemble cast shine under the careful and sensitive direction under Stanislav Rostotsky. The use of montage and different coloring schemes for several different periods work nicely and the cinematography is stunning. This is a movie not to be missed by any serious movie buff. Ruscico is gonna release in on DVD sometime in 2004. Keep your fingers crossed.


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