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Osvobozhdenie: Napravlenie glavnogo udara (1971)

This five part WW2 epic drama gives a dramatized detailed account of the five major eastern front Soviet campaigns against Nazi Germany.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikhail Nozhkin ...
Yartsev
Nikolay Olyalin ...
Tsvetaev
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Gen. Zhukov
Larisa Golubkina ...
Zoya
Bukhuti Zakariadze ...
Stalin (as Bukhuti Zaqariadze)
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Gen. Konev
Nikolai Rybnikov ...
Gen. Panov
Vladislav Strzhelchik ...
Gen. Antonov
Yevgeni Burenkov ...
Gen. Vasilevsky
Anatoliy Romashin ...
Gen. Shatilov
Pyotr Shcherbakov ...
Gen. Telegin
Ivan Pereverzev ...
Gen. Chuykov
Vladlen Davydov ...
Sergei Kharchenko ...
Gen. Vatutin
Dmitri Franko ...
Gen. Rybalko
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A five part WW2 epic drama that gives a dramatized detailed account of Soviet Union's war against Nazi Germany from 1943 to 1945.Each of the five parts represents a separate major eastern front campaign.The first part deals with the 1943 great tank Battle of Kursk.The second part details the September 1943 Lower Dnieper Offensive.The third part depicts the various stages of Operation Bagration during the summer of 1944.The fourth installment of the epic deals with the January 1945 Vistula-Oder Offensive and the final segment climaxes in the April-May 1945 Battle of Berlin. Written by nufs68

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Release Date:

27 March 1971 (Soviet Union)  »

Also Known As:

Osvobozhdenie: Napravleniye glavnogo udara  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Soviet Union for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 46th Academy Awards in 1974. See more »

Goofs

Neither tank guns nor artillery guns not anti-tank-guns recoil when they shoot. See more »

Connections

Follows Osvobozhdenie: Ognennaya duga (1970) See more »

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One of the absolute best war movies ever !
19 October 2002 | by (Parry Sound Ont/Canada) – See all my reviews

One of the best WAR movies I have ever seen, it ranks on top of my list with "SAVING PRIVATE RYAN", "CROSS OF IRON", "WINDTALKER","COME AND SEE" etc... It's about the kursk-salient battle, the biggest tank battle of WW2. When I saw this movie in a small west german cinma (Bielefeld 1970), I was very impressed about every careful researched historical detail in this awesome and in the west absolutely unknown movie. The movie is also in color, with good special effects. The military hardware, tanks, planes and infantry weapons are historically correct. The acting was good, and there was not a boring minute in the whole movie. It takes you right into the action, after a brief but comprehensive introduction.


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