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9th Company (2005)
"9 rota" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, History  |  29 September 2005 (Russia)
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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
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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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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10 rota
18 July 2006 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I really expected to see some stupid clone movie and watched it 6 months after buying because nothing else was to see.

Darn this one rocks, I laughed, understood situations and it really nicely messed some things together like you were fighting there yourself. At the beginning I was thinking Full Metal Jacket, somehow it was pretty much alike.

I have seen so many bad and boring war movies, this isn't one of them. Excellent is my opinion.

Anyway I haven't seen any other Russian war movie and I like Russian movies...

Really worth of watching if you like war movies even a bit.


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