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War (2002)
"Voyna" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama | War  -  14 March 2002 (Russia)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksey Chadov ...
Ian Kelly ...
Sergey Bodrov Jr. ...
Captain Medvedev (as Sergey Bodrov)
Evklid Kyurdzidis ...
Giorgi Gurgulia ...
Vladimir Gostyukhin ...
Ivan's Father
Ben Foster
Yuriy Stepanov ...
Aleksandr Matrosov
David McAlister
Andrei Kormunin
Steve Jamieson ...
(as Steve Jameson)
Lev Erenburg
Peter Wickham
Stanislav Stotsky ...
(as Stas Stotsky)


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this is no "Brat-3", this is War


Action | Drama | War


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[first lines]
Ivan: So, I'm Yermakov, Ivan and he's John, so we're, like, namesakes. So, I met him in the summer of 2001. It was the second month that I'd been in the village of Verkhniy Iskhoy at Aslan Gugayev's place. Back then none of us knew him. Just... His detachment is small. There were three of us there at the time: me, Fedka and a Jew, a commercial one. From Vladikavkaz, I think... Uh-huh. Called Semyon. Yeah, me and Fedka were sawing up wood when they brought them in on a truck. There were ...
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Written by Aleksandr Vasilev (as A.Vasilev)
Performed by Bi-2, Splin
© (P) 2001 Sony Music Entertainment (RUS)
Played in the scenes outside the British embassy and outside the Vladikavkaz railway station
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really good war movie
1 March 2007 | by (Split, Croatia) – See all my reviews

I've just watched the movie and i liked it a lot. 1st thing i liked about it is that it gives an info about war in Chechnya, stuff i never knew much about, so that was the reason why i started to watch it. but, as the movie went on more and more good things about it started appearing. its pretty realistic, so different for regular USA action BSing (great explosions make great movie...LOL). i don't think that Muslim fighters were "bad guys" in this movie, at least they r not shown that way. yes, their prisoners work as slaves, they kill prisoners, starve them and stuff...but its shown just as a things that do happen in war. and, lets face it, they do. also, enemies (chechens) r not some people that we know nothing about, aslan in his conversation with Ivan clearly states why is he fighting and which side is "the right side" in that conflict. basically, all sides involved have their good and bad sides. fighting scenes r made just the way i like it: keeping it real, no cheap explosions to make stupid viewers say "aaahhh, thats great", no exaggeration of any kind. scenes of countryside r beautiful. the best part of the movie, IMO, is the ending. i could say that thats the point where only "bad guy" is revealed: john goes back and becomes famous and he doesn't give a f... about whats going on with his comrades back in Russia, he just lets those poor Russians and chechens rot, he himself not having any worry in the world. he just showed everything what he filmed without asking himself what would that cause to Ivan in Russia. Ivan, on the other side, showed himself to be man of principles, honest, brave, fair and firm. really nice movie, realistic, not idolizing anyone, not praising anyone, just showing the war as it is (nothing more and nothing less)

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