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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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Before the film was shot, young artists met veterans of the Afghan War - the soldiers of the legendary 9th company. Some were introduced to the prototypes of their characters. See more »

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Hohol: This is war! They don't put low grades here! They kill!
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One of the best war film since PLATOON !!!
8 February 2006 | by (Slovakia) – See all my reviews

I am big fan of war films, specially from Vietnam and WWII. Afghanistan was taboo in Russia for long time, therefore I was very impatient to see 9th company and because of Bondarchuk, that is the name.

I was really surprised about this film. Perfect acting, spectacular special effects, costumes and different point of view on war. All of these made this film superlative. And something more. I felt something strange after the end of this film. It was mix of feelings like anger, sympathy and sorrow.

9th company is impressive successor of famous Russian war films and Fyodor is brilliant follower of his father Sergey. Is nice to see excellent masterpiece from different, like American production.

God bless Bondarchuk !


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