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9th Company (2005)
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Young Soviet Army recruits are stuck in the bloody war in Afghanistan, that was started by politicians.

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Artur Smolyaninov ...
Lyutyy
Aleksey Chadov ...
Vorobey
Konstantin Kryukov ...
Dzhokonda
Ivan Kokorin ...
Chugun
Mikhail Evlanov ...
Ryaba
Artyom Mikhalkov ...
Stas
Soslan Fidarov ...
Pinochet
Ivan Nikolaev ...
Seryy
Mikhail Porechenkov ...
Dygalo
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Khokhol (as Fyodor Bondarchuk)
Dmitriy Mukhamadeev ...
Afanasiy
Irina Rakhmanova ...
Belosnezhka
Amadu Mamadakov ...
Kurbashi
Aleksandr Sheyn ...
Patefon
Aleksey Kravchenko ...
Kapitan Bystrov
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The film is based on a true story of the 9th company during the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan in the 1980's. Young Soviet Army recruits are sent from a boot camp into the middle of the war in Afghanistan. The action is not like a boot camp at all. It is very bloody and dirty. The 9th company is defending the hill 3234. They are hopelessly calling for help. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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In 1988 a band of 39 Soviet soldiers held 'Hill 3234' against 400 Afghan rebels and became heroes of a forgotten war See more »

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Rated R for sequences of strong bloody warfare, pervasive language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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29 September 2005 (Russia)  »

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$9,500,000 (estimated)
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Was a Russian candidate for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film nomination in 2007. See more »

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[from trailer]
Hohol: This is war! They don't put low grades here! They kill!
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Those Who Forget The Mistakes Of The Past...
6 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

...are indeed bound to repeat them. This cracking Soviet/Afghan war drama from director and actor Fyodor Bondarchuk has echoes of US war stories like Hamburger Hill, Platoon and Full Metal Jacket, but with none of the predictable American schmaltz, propaganda and dubiously good teeth. It grips the viewer entirely with impressive repertory performances from a great young cast of faces unknown to western audiences; deserving all of its accolades and every cent of the post-Soviet era record-breaking $20m the film has raked in. Worth a look for those who think current Western military ambitions in Afghanistan are anything but futile.


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