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The star (2002)
"Zvezda" (original title)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Igor Petrenko ...
Lt. Travkin
Artyom Semakin ...
Pvt. Vorobiev
Aleksey Panin ...
Sgt. Kostya Mamochkin
Aleksey Kravchenko ...
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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Galiyev (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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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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Best movie 2002 worldwide
3 May 2004 | by (Stuggy Down Bronxx, Germany) – See all my reviews

I seen this movie about 10 times, its always damn nice 2 see it. Its the favourite movie of my cousin and in the way 4 people who likes seeing war movies its a pure god's gift 4 them, cause with this movie the russians could shows the world that there are always even exist good regiseurs and actors who can make such a hearttouching and interesting good movie. This movie has a typical russian movie-end like movies in the perestroika time(1986-1991).Because typical is the tragic end without happy end. Other russian movies like avaria-doch menta(1989), pomiluj i prosti(1988), katala(1989), kamyshovyj raj(1989), igla(1988)....have such a typical end, too.But it means not that the movie is bad, the movies are still good movies.


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