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In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Red army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while the retreating soviet troops cross the bridge. While they move back to the Russian territory through the countryside, the soldiers show their companionship, sentiments, fears and heroism to defend their motherland. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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12 May 1975 (Soviet Union)  »

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This was the last film of Vasiliy Shukshin. See more »

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During the first battle, a few of the Germans are carrying MP44 (or STG 44) assault rifles. This film takes place in summer 1942 and those rifles were not in service in the German army (even as prototypes) until over two years later. See more »

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Best movie about World War II ever.
4 August 2002 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

If u never seen this movie, you probably lost great part of "cinema" history. Best russian actors in most dramatic scenes of World War II ... it's like our fathers fought for us. I dont know if that possible to find this movie on english, but you must try.


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