During World War II, 19 year old soldier Alyosha gets a medal as a reward for a heroic act at the front. Instead of this medal he asks for a few days leave to visit his mother and repair ... See full summary »
A six-hour long epic (original director's cut) about the life of Don Cossacs in a village in southern Russia between 1912 and 1922. The leading character Grigori Melekhov is a rugged Cossac... See full summary »
This colourful, music-filled and sensual melodrama based on early stories by Maxim Gorky tells the fatal love story between the beautiful and rebellious girl Rada and the handsome horse ... See full summary »
The story of a man (Andrey Sokolov) whose life was ruthlessly crippled by World War II. His wife and daughters were killed during the bombing of his village, he spent some time as a ... See full summary »
It is August 1941. With the battle line far away in the east, three soldiers who have managed to escape from captivity find it difficult to hide: the territory is occupied by the enemy. The... See full summary »
This five part epic war drama gives a dramatized detailed account of Soviet Union's war against Nazi Germany during world war two. Each of the five parts represents a separate major eastern front campaign.
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. ... See full summary »
Sheer length of this one (6 hrs) makes it somewhat awkward for 'common' movie audience. This epic saga tells of Nazi campaign to capture Moscow, and heroic defenders trying to protect Mother Russia. Movie presents historical, military data about strategic moves, plans, then there are political events, sequences from general HQ's (rather naive acting here), and finally classic war-movie short stories about actual heroes of the Battle.
So basically, you get to see what happened, where, why and how it happened. Since its old movie, there is a lot of naive moments, especially when Russian actor is barking commands in German, which is in turn dubbed by bad acting of Russian narrator, translating what did the German say. I mean, they could've used either Russian language for German officers, or simply put subtitles...
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