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The Ascent (1977)
"Voskhozhdenie" (original title)

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Two Soviet partisans depart their starving band on a short march to a nearby farm to get supplies. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Boris Plotnikov ...
Sotnikov
Vladimir Gostyukhin ...
Rybak
Sergey Yakovlev ...
Village elder
Lyudmila Polyakova ...
Demchikha
Viktoriya Goldentul ...
Basya
Anatoliy Solonitsyn ...
Portnov, the Nazi interrogator
Mariya Vinogradova ...
Village elder's wife
Nikolai Sektimenko ...
Stas'
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Sergei Kanishchev ...
Boy wearing Budenovka (as Serezha Kanishchev)
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Two Soviet partisans depart their starving band on a short march to a nearby farm to get supplies. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into occupied territory, a voyage that will also take them deep into their souls. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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Sotnikov: [Imprisoned, Sotnikov and Rybak are arguing whether to speak with Germans or not] We're soldiers. Soldiers. Don't crawl in shit. You'll never wash it off.
Rybak: So then, to the grave - to feed the worms. Right?
Sotnikov: That's not the worst that could happen. No. That's not what I'm talking about. Now I understand. I understand. The important thing is to be true to yourself.
Rybak: Fool! You're a fool, Sotnikov. You graduated from the institute for nothing. I want to live! To live! To kill those bastards! Understand?...
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One day you'll understand that to die is much truly than to live
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This greatest movie gives us clue to the depth of our souls in most deadly moments of our lives. My heart is shrinking every time I saw the scene of hanging. I have no words any... You must see this brilliant picture.


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