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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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Release Date:
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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Awards:
8 wins & 12 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the best 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 Hvatkov .... 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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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 »
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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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
One of the best, 31 August 2009
Author: dusan-22 from Serbia

This is one of the best war movies I have ever seen. I won't laugh at ridiculously "low" grade it has got, because there are more important things to be said or underlined. First of all, it is stupid to compare such film with "Platoon" which is a common pattern of the comments on this site. Even though Platoon is a good war movie, it is still an obvious Hollywood product which is not the case with 9th Company. Platoon brought some important issues for the time it was made except very good filming, but it still serves American perception of the world - divided to good and bad guys: one group of the soldiers are following bad lieutenant (played by Tom Beringer), the others are followers of deceased model of "human" killer (played by William Dafoe). There are no such illusions in this film. Like no other Hollywood film, this one shows that good in the war is something we who live in piece can't comprehend. 9ya Rota shows that every person has good and bad in themselves (which is much closer to true) but the form of good in the war is not what we would expect. What is so well done are thorough and catchy analysis of social and psychological features of the soldiers from the time they entered the barracks as civilians to the time of their final battles as soldiers. We can easily follow their transformation through these times and the way they change. That is done childishly simply and beautifully as in no film before that. 9ya Rota keeps you nailed to the screen for whole 139 minutes. And it stays for good. Brilliant acting of fantastic crew and no amateurs even among the minor roles brings you very close to the drama. And drama is stunning and emotional. And whatta directing!!!? Regarding the site criteria, this film deserves at least 10 out of 10, if you ask me.

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