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Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (1974)
"V boy idut odni 'stariki'" (original title)

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Stunning WWII flying sequences as the Soviet Air Force battles the Luftwaffe. Veteran Russian pilots teach their new recruits about life, death & love. When the older men fly into battle, ... See full summary »

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Leonid Bykov ...
Titarenko
Sergei Podgornyj ...
Smuglyanka
Sergei Ivanov ...
Kuznechik
Rustam Sagdullayev ...
Romeo
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Masha
Olga Mateshko ...
Zoya
Vladimir Talashko ...
Skvortzov
Aleksei Smirnov ...
Makarych
Viktor Miroshnichenko ...
Kompolka
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(as Grigoriy Gladiy)
Yuriy Sarantsev
Alim Fedorinsky ...
Alyabyev (as A. Fyodorinsky)
Vano Yantbelidze ...
Vano (as V. Yantbelidze)
Aleksandr Nemchenko ...
Ivan Fedorovich (as A. Nemchenko)
Boris Boldyrevskiy ...
(as B. Boldyrevsky)
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Stunning WWII flying sequences as the Soviet Air Force battles the Luftwaffe. Veteran Russian pilots teach their new recruits about life, death & love. When the older men fly into battle, will the young pilots be ready to fight - and how many will return? Written by Anonymous

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The great movie about Soviet soldiers in the World war II
7 January 2007 | by (Republic of Moldova) – See all my reviews

This movie includes all! You can find here Romance, History and a bit of Comedy. Movie is full off great music which is very popular in all countries in East of Europe, this songs are live in the hearts of million peoples across the Europe. The main hero of this film is Bogdan Titarenko(Leonid Bykov). Very talented and brave leader of "Singing group", he must look after some new cadets and fight together with them against the planes of Fascist Germany. Near to the Bogdan always are his friends, they all are from different parts of the country, but they all became real brothers. Very touching part of film is love feeling between Romeo and Masha. They both were pilots and their destinies were to live in sky together and die there, war took them to life's like a victim of eternal love. I think this movie about the greatest feeling in the world – about love, love to the native land, love between two people, love between friends and love to all cinema the greatest actor and director all over the world – Leonid Bykov….


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