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The Star (2002)

Zvezda (original title)
During WW2 the Russian Army sent a special group named "Zvezda" to fight the Nazis in their backyard.

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Cast

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Igor Petrenko ...
Lt. Travkin
Artyom Semakin ...
Pvt. Vorobiev
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Sgt. Kostya Mamochkin
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Sgt. Anikanov
Anatoliy Gushchin ...
Pvt. Bykov
Amadu Mamadakov ...
Pvt. Temdekov
Yuriy Laguta ...
Sgt. Brazhnikov
Ekaterina Vulichenko ...
Pvt. Katya Simakova
Andrey Egorov ...
Capt. Andrei Barashkin
Sergey Miller ...
First Captured German
Gennadi Vorotnikov ...
Second Captured German
Aleksandr Efimov ...
Third Captured German
Aleksandr Naumov ...
Serbichenko
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Galiev (as Aleksandr Dyachenko)
Oleg Gushchin ...
Likhachyov
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The film is based on the eponymous book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In the summer of 1944 the Nazi Armies prepare a massive Tank Division named 'Viking" for the offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's special group of seven snipers named "Zvezda" is sent for a reconnaissance operation behind the enemy lines in the back of the Nazi Tank Division. Two previous Russian groups never came back. The seven Russians know that they are going to an almost certain Death for the sake of Victory. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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From the studio that created Come and See.


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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Based on a short story of the same name by Emmanuil Kazakevich, the film shows the work of Soviet scouts behind German lines during Operation Bagration in WW2. See more »

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Narrator: But every spring, every May,the souls of the fallen on the fields of Poland, Germany, and everywhere go back to their homes to see their blooming motherland they gave their lives for.
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This movie could make millions, if released with english subtitles
9 November 2002 | by (Parry Sound Ont/Canada) – See all my reviews

Properly marketed, may be with a dubbed option, for english and french,this movie has great box office potential. Specially in the wake of SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, BAND OF BROTHERS, THIN RED LINE and WINDTALKER, this movie has in no way to hide behind those titles. The script is excellent, kept me right in the seat, the cinematagrophy stunning, and I was amazed with the historical details of the uniforms and military hardware. I would give it a 9+ rating, or two thumbs way up, as Siskel and Ebert used to do. The russians know how to craft the best war pictures, why are they not releasing them via box office, or at least for the north american homme video and DVD market ? I'm very impressed, and I would like to point out, that you can get this movie on VHS, in it's russian only version. Some of my friends watched it without any knowledge of the russian language, and loved it. The action is so intense in this movie, that it explains itself.


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