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Director:
Writers:
Vasiliy Bykov (novel)
Yuri Klepikov (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
2 April 1977 (Soviet Union) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins See more »
User Reviews:
The Russians made the BEST war movies. Period See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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'
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sergei Kanishchev ... Boy wearing Budenovka (as Serezha Kanishchev)

Directed by
Larisa Shepitko 
 
Writing credits
Vasiliy Bykov (novel "Sotnikov")

Yuri Klepikov (screenplay) &
Larisa Shepitko (screenplay)

Original Music by
Alfred Schnittke  (as A. Schnittke)
 
Cinematography by
Vladimir Chukhnov 
Pavel Lebeshev 
 
Film Editing by
Valeriya Belova  (as V. Belova)
 
Production Design by
Yuriy Raksha 
 
Makeup Department
S. Kalinin .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Willie Geller .... production manager (as V. Geller)
 
Sound Department
Yevgeni Bazanov .... sound re-recording mixer (as Ye. Bazanov)
Yan Pototsky .... sound (as Ya. Pototsky)
 
Special Effects by
Viktor Zhanov .... special effects (as V. Zhanov)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eduard Shcherbakov .... camera operator (as E. Shcherbakov)
 
Music Department
Raisa Lukina .... music editor (as R. Lukina)
Yuri Nikolayevsky .... conductor (as Yu. Nikolayevsky)
 
Other crew
V. Bystrov .... consultant
Ada Repina .... script editor (as A. Repina)
V. Sumtsov .... consultant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Voskhozhdenie" - Soviet Union (original title)
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Runtime:
111 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
The Russians made the BEST war movies. Period, 22 February 2010
Author: adipocea from Constanta, Romania

If you have a chance, see this Russian(how should I call them: gems, masterpieces,hidden treasures?), war movies like this one, or The dawns here are quiet, or Proverka na dorogah... And , right after that, watch again the American war movies, or the international productions, those one with the allies and the Germans,etc. Or, even worse, watch the Italian war movies. Everything from the west will seem shallow, contrived, ridiculous, in comparison with the Russian movies. I am sooooo stunned by the quality of the aforementioned Russian war movies that I cannot find the words to praise enough their shattering superiority over Anglo-Saxon war movies.

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