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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
Konstantin Kryukov ...
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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Action | Drama | History | War

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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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Set domestic box office record in Russia, in 2005, generating $ 7,700,000 in five days. Surpassed Turetskiy gambit (2005) in October 2005 to become the highest-grossing movie in post-communist Russia. See more »

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Hohol: This is war! They don't put low grades here! They kill!
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The Success of 9-ya Rota
30 October 2005 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

It's one of the best Russian movies about the war!The movie is great,it breaks all records in Russia.It became the most popular movie in Russia ever!!!I mean it has collected more than 20 millions$ in just 2 weeks.And there is a good sign that it will approach 30 millions$ or even more!!!Definitely this movie will go down in History!The shooting was perfect,it was very well done.Actors play is honest,vivid,sincere and touching.What strikes me most is the realism of this movie.Actors portray their characters as realistic as it possible.They perfectly manage to show us the real war atmosphere with all its horror and brutality. So if you want to see a real war movie,with a real war actions, you must see it!!!!I give all my respect to the creators of this fantastic movie and wish it could climb over 40 millions$ because this movie deserves it,it made a big stir in Russia and i wish it will be soon recognized and respectively appreciated in other countries.The point of this movie is not to show the audience the power a heroism of Russian army,but to make people realize what a terrible consequences may the war lead to,and what it can turn into people life's.This movie simply demonstrates us the inanity and bloodiness of the war.


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