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A zori zdes tikhie (1972)

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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Irina Dolganova ...
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Elizaveta Brichkina (as Elena Dropeko)
Ekaterina Markova ...
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Irina Shevchuk ...
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Kiryanova, starshiy serzhant (as L. Zaytseva)
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Mariya, khozyayka kvartiry (as A. Meshcheryakova)
Nina Yemelyanova ...
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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The Dawns Here are Quiet  »

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Official submission of Soviet Union for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 45th Academy Awards in 1972. See more »

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Remade as A zori zdes tikhie (2005) See more »

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Not your average WWII movie
22 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

A rather touching WWII story of a platoon of women volunteers under a command of some invalid deeply in Russian territory on some nonsensical mission who suddenly find themselves in the thick of the war after a surprise dissent of German paratroopers.


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