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

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29 September 2005 (Belarus) See more »
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They stood together while their country fell apart See more »
Plot:
Young Soviet Army recruits are stuck in the bloody war in Afghanistan, that was started by politicians. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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8 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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A True War Film See more (63 total) »

Cast

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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

Fedor Bondarchuk ... Khokhol (as Fyodor Bondarchuk)
Dmitriy Mukhamadeev ... Afanasiy
Irina Rakhmanova ... Belosnezhka
Amadu Mamadakov ... Kurbashi
Aleksandr Sheyn ... Patefon
Aleksey Kravchenko ... Kapitan Bystrov
Aleksandr Bashirov ... Pomidor

Mikhail Efremov ... Dembel
Stanislav Govorukhin ... Kompolka v uchebke
Andrey Krasko ... Kompolka v Afgane
Aleksandr Lykov ... Mayor-vzryvnik

Aleksey Serebryakov ... Kapitan-razvedchik
Oles Katsion ... Mikhey
Karen Martirosyan ... Ashot
Marat Gudiev ... Akhmet
Denis Moshkin ... 'Chernyy aist'
Aleksandr Kucherenko ... Parikmakher
Svetlana Ivanova ... Olya
Evgeniy Arutyunyan ... Svyazist
Mikhail Vladimirov ... Voditel-mekhanik tanka
Oleg Zhukov
Mikhail Solodko ... Ofitser voenkomata
Evgeniya Popova
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ruslan Khabibullov ... Soldat (uncredited)
Igor Salimonov ... Tankist (uncredited)
Viktor Serdyuk ... Soldat (uncredited)
Dmitriy Sharakois ... Prizyvnik (uncredited)
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Directed by
Fedor Bondarchuk 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Iskander Galiev 
Yuriy Korotkov 

Produced by
Fedor Bondarchuk .... producer
Iskander Galiev .... producer
Andrey Khvatkov .... line producer
Ilkka Matila .... co-producer
Sergey Melkumov .... co-producer
Mariya Murashova .... production head
Vladimir Oseledchik .... co-producer
Alexander Rodnyansky .... producer (as Aleksandr Rodnyanskiy)
Dmitriy Rudovskiy .... associate producer
Marko Röhr .... co-producer
Vladimir Vorkul .... line producer
Elena Yatsura .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dato Evgenidze 
 
Cinematography by
Maksim Osadchiy-Korytkovskiy  (as Maksim Osadchiy)
 
Film Editing by
Igor Litoninskiy 
 
Production Design by
Grigori Pushkin 
 
Makeup Department
Aigul Khabirova .... makeup artist
Dmitriy Kirillov .... key makeup artist
Justin Raleigh .... special makeup effects designer
Irina Ulyanova .... key makeup artist
Yekaterina Zheleykina .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Evgeniy Arutyunyan .... assistant production manager
Roman Kokorev .... unit production manager
Margo Rogovskaya .... unit production manager
 
Sound Department
Andrew Caller .... sound re-recording mixer
Nadine Chambers .... assistant sound editor
Lev Ezhov .... sound mixer
Andy Hagon .... sound re-recording mixer
Max Hoskins .... supervising sound editor
Nadine Loginova .... assistant dialogue editor
Brendan Nicholson .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Pryke .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Schwalbe .... sound effects editor
Kirill Vasilenko .... supervising sound editor
Michael Wabro .... dialogue editor
Michael Wabro .... sound supervisor
James Doyle .... sound mixing technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Gavin Baxter .... technical director: Helsinki
Kari Brown .... technical director: Helsinki
Gregory Chalenko .... digital compositor: Artreaction
Stephen Coren .... sequence supervisor: Helsinki
Giuseppe Di Giorgio .... compositor: Helsinki Unit
Pavel Donatov .... visual effects supervisor
Nicolaj Drewsky .... visual effects producer: Helsinki
Severi Glanville .... visual effects supervisor: Helsinki
Alex Guri .... lead compositor: Helsinki
Risto Jankkila .... technical director: Helsinki
Eduard Kargin .... digital compositor
Tero Kinnunen .... visual effects director
Jussi Kytö .... compositor: Helsinki Unit
Robert Lang .... digital intermediate colourist: Helsinki
Olli Leppänen .... lead compositor: Helsinki
Antti Peltoranta .... compositor: Helsinki Unit
Toni Pykäläniemi .... compositor: Helsinki Unit
Timur Saitgaraev .... digital compositor
Andrey Samoryadov .... art director
Ville-Matti Vasama .... technical director: Helsinki
Leonid Volosatov .... visual effects supervisor
Sergey Vygran .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Reijo Kontio .... stunt coordinator: Crimean unit
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dimitri Opekine .... assistant camera
Joona Pettersson .... camera loader
 
Music Department
Ian Dowling .... music assistant
Sergei Groshev .... music arranger
Sergei Groshev .... music supervisor
Mike Nielsen .... music engineer
Michael Wabro .... music editor
Ivan Burlyaev .... composer: main theme (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Iskander Galiev .... co-author
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"9 rota" - Finland (original title)
"9th Legion" - Europe (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sequences of strong bloody warfare, pervasive language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use
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139 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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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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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in The Best Movie (2008)See more »

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37 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
A True War Film, 28 February 2007
Author: mharrison-4 from Canada

At 38, Fyodor Bondarchuk makes his directorial debut at the same age at which his father, Sergei Bondarchuk, made his own classic "Destiny of a Man". An epic in every sense of the word, 9th Company boasts a rousing soundtrack, broad camera shots, unbelievably beautiful landscapes, empathetic characters and vividly brutal action sequences.

Based on actual events that culminated on 7th January 1988 on the Djardan "3234" Heights of Afghanistan, 9th Company follows the ill-fated fortunes of a small group of young Soviet soldiers, from the trials of boot camp to their arrival in the heart of the war zone and the climactic, bloody battle that made them heroes.

The 9th Company is first and foremost a war film. Not a anti-war film, and certainly not militarist - but a genuine war film. It is not about the glories of Russian weapons, rather the glories of those who fight with them down to the last round of ammunition. Apart from the odd radio murmur from Mikhail Gorbachev, the film has cast all politics aside.

Visually, great care was taken to immerse the viewer into the world of the 9th Company. The Afghan scenes are painted in a sepia, red-brown hue, while the training camp portions of the film appear colder, with more pronounced hints of green and blue. Fyodor Bondarchuk has a fondness for using slow motion for emphasis and in this instance it is particularly effective. The props, military equipment, costumes, specially constructed Afghan village, the characters, their speech, the sound, and finally the dust - all appear authentic. Bondarchuk makes good use of a $9m budget (lavish by Russian standards) and the film features some impressive hardware including 30 T-64-B tanks, 10 Mi-24 Hind attack helicopters, 10 Mi-8 multi-role transport helicopters, 22 AN and MIG fighters, 1500 Ukrainian army troops, and 42 three-ton loads of stone and rubble for pyrotechnic effects to name a few.

The 9th Company showcases some explosive action sequences. Violence and vodka are served up in equal measures and it makes for a highly intoxicating cinematic cocktail that's guaranteed to push your excitement levels over the limit by the time the climactic final firefight arrives. Drawing obvious parallels to numerous conflicts occurring around the globe today, 9th Company is a tense, powerful and tragically topical war film that demands to be seen. It's a timely reminder that war is hell, wherever you are from and whatever language you speak.

For those interested in purchasing a DVD copy of the film I suggest visiting either http://www.alldvd.ca or http://www.dvdigitall.com. I've had the pleasure of dealing with both sellers and have found them to be the most trusted dealer of imported European films on the Net. They have great customer support and are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to hard to find DVD's. Even more important is the fact that they only deal in legitimate, non-bootleg releases. Both sellers and film come highly recommended.

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