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9th Company (2005)

9 rota (original title)
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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
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Dzhokonda
Ivan Kokorin ...
Chugun
Mikhail Evlanov ...
Ryaba
Artyom Mikhalkov ...
Stas
Soslan Fidarov ...
Pinochet
Ivan Nikolaev ...
Seryy
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Dygalo
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Khokhol (as Fyodor Bondarchuk)
Dmitriy Mukhamadeev ...
Afanasiy
Irina Rakhmanova ...
Belosnezhka
Amadu Mamadakov ...
Kurbashi
Aleksandr Sheyn ...
Patefon
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Kapitan Bystrov
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Presidents of Ukraine and Uzbekistan extended their patronage over the production of the film. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Hohol: This is war! They don't put low grades here! They kill!
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Beautiful
3 November 2005 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

The poster of this movie is not the most attractive, unfortunately, but everything else that's beyond that, exceeds the expectations to a Russian movie.

"9th company is a film about war cruelty, inhuman cross crippling the heroes' lives, about honour and duty, sufferings and friendship, about life that is one for all and death that is different for everyone."

9th company truly shows the beauty, the reality and the uselessness of such wars against locals. Now, 20 years after, the equipment has developed, all in all, it still gives an impression of the actions against the Iraq.

The characters were colorful and well picked, although some of them still looked too similar to me for messing them up.

The movie is high quality, with well mastered sound and Russian spirit in it, but vastly dramatic and definitely not a typical American movie with a happy end. It is a great example of human values and motivates to think about "What matters most".


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