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Cast overview, first billed only:
Georgi Zhzhyonov ...
Bessonov
Anatoliy Kuznetsov ...
Vesnin
Vadim Spiridonov ...
Deyev
Boris Tokarev ...
Lt. Nikolai Kuznetsov
Nikolay Eryomenko ...
Lt. Volodya Drozdovsky
Tamara Sidelnikova ...
Tanya
Ara Babadzhanyan ...
Lt. Davlatyan
Yuriy Nazarov ...
Ukhanov
Aleksei Pankin ...
Chubarikov
Valentin Grachyov ...
Nechayev
Konstantin Tyrtov ...
Rubin
Aleksandr Kavalerov ...
Sergunenkov
Bolot Beyshenaliev ...
Kasymov
Igor Ledogorov ...
Col. Osin
Kh. Shvejts ...
Maj. Titkov
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In November, 1942, near the Volga, Stanlingrad is under siege of Commander Friederich Paulus and his 330,000 men. The Russian high command unleashes an operation to protect the Mishkova River to avoid that about four hundred tanks join Paulus' army. The Soviet artillery soldiers protect their position with their lives in a bloodshed with few survivors. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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4 December 1972 (Soviet Union)  »

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The Hot Snow  »

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Burning snow on Stalingrad
24 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

Hi !

This film title means "Burning snow" and this is a story of Soviet artillery soldiers who broke German tank divisions' rescue operation for besieged German army in Stalingrad, on account of their own lives.

This is a rare purely combat-focused Soviet film where Stalin and top red army generals are never appeared. Even the commanding red army general on the spot is not named.

In such a sense, this film is a bit closer to American war film which always focused on ordinary individual soldiers. Also camera work on this film is excellent and piling up the scenes to the climax of battle.

Also actor Boris Tokarev showed his excellent play on his roll of Lieutenant Kuznezov and he symbolized feeling of sadness of war without such words from his mouth.

I believe that Boris Tokarev was one of the most favourite soviet actor specially by young females during 1970s.


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