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Leningrad -- Winter, 1941. World War II rages on as Nazi troops invade the Soviet Union and besiege the devastated city of Leningrad. Foreign journalists are quickly evacuated, but in the chaos that ensues, Kate Davies is left behind.
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Mira Sorvino ... Keyt

Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Fon Leeb (as Armin Myuller Shtal)

Olga Sutulova ... Nina Tsvetkova

Gabriel Byrne ... Parker (as Gebriel Birn)

Mikhail Efremov ... Omelchenko
Aleksandr Abdulov ... Chigasov
Vladimir Ilin ... Malinin
Alyona Stebunova ... Sonya Krasko
Sergey Koltakov ... Zhdanov
David Verrey ... Finli (as Devid Verrey)
Viktor Smirnov ... Tolkunov
Vadim Loginov ... Yura Krasko (v detstve)

Marat Basharov ... Yura Krasko
Zhanna Nesterenko ... Sima Krasko (v detstve)... (as Zhanna Kostenko)
Aleksandra Kulikova ... Sima Krasko
Luiza Mosendz ... Vozdvizhenskaya
Aleksandr Polovtsev ... Pavlov
Valentina Talyzina ... Valentina
Mariya Golubkina ... Ageeva

Evgeniy Stychkin ... Kapitsa
Sergey Gorobchenko ... Selivanov
Marina Rokina ... Smirnova
Pavel Derevyanko ... Terekhin
Evgeniy Sidikhin ... Korneev
Mikhail Trukhin ... Vernik
Aleksandr Sirin ... Mayor Osipov
Eckehard Hoffmann ... Gitler (as Ekard Khoffman)

Alexander Beyer ... Valter Khokhsdorf (as Aleksandr Baer)
Aleksandr Filippenko ... Arkatov
Nikolay Olyalin ... Grevitskiy

Helen Lindsay ... Pristsilla Devis (as Khelen Lindsey)
Sergey Nikonenko ... Kapitan-artillerist
Valentin Gaft ... Rezhisser
Kirill Lavrov ... Diktor radio
Aleksandr Bashirov ... Kosoy

Christian Berkel ... Vinkelmayer (as Kristian Berkel)
Igor Lifanov ... Gorkin

Yuri Kolokolnikov ... Nemetskiy letchik (as Yuriy Kolokolnikov)
Boris Smolkin ... Schetovod
Aleksey Melikhov (as A. Melikhov)
Roman Ageev (as R. Ageev)
Aleksandr Orlovskiy ... Kapitan NKVD Vasilev (as A. Orlovskiy)
Andrey Noskov (as A. Noskov)
Vyacheslav Karpov (as V. Karpov)
Ilya Mozgovoy (as I. Mozgovoy)
Aleksandr Levit (as A. Levit)
Vera Milovskaya (as V. Milovskaya)
Nataliya Kadochnikova (as N. Kadochnikova)
Marina Ivanova (as M. Ivanova)
Elena Yarema (as E. Yarema)
Aleksandr Pavlov (as A. Pavlov)
Liya Kuzmina (as L. Kuzmina)
Vera Bykova-Pizhel (as V. Bykova)
Nelli Molchanova (as N. Molchanova)
Aleksey Osipov (as A. Osipov)
Kseniya Buravskaya ... Kler Bishop (as S. Buravskaya)
Natalya Pivovarova (as N. Pivovarova)
Nataliya Lomakina (as N. Lomakina)
Aleksey Ispolatov (as A. Ispolatov)
Yuriy Teterin (as Yu. Teterin)
Valeriya Kiseleva (as V. Kiseleva)
R. Shebeko
Lidiya Dorotenko (as L. Dorotenko)
Inna Slobodskaya (as I. Slobodskaya)
Tatyana Rogozina (as T. Rogozina)
M. Gorbatskiy
Aleksey Fedkin (as A. Fedkin)
A. Maksimov
A. Baranov
Konstantin Demidov (as K. Demidov)
Pavel Gryaznov (as P. Gryaznov)
Vladimir Chernyshov (as V. Chernyshev)
Aleksandr Ryazantsev (as A. Ryazantsev)
Roman Pavlushev (as R. Pavlushev)
Aleksandr Eremin (as A. Eremin)
M. Vasilev
Vladimir Maslakov ... Grabitel (as V. Maslakov)
Olga Belyavskaya ... Amerikanskaya korrespondentka (as O. Belyavskaya)
E. Letyagina
Natalya Burmistrova (as N. Burmistrova)
Sergey Kudryavtsev (as S. Kudryavtsev)
S. Volkova
Anna Nestertsova ... Marusya (as A. Nestertsova)
Yaroslav Ivanov (as Ya. Ivanov)
Vladimir Maryanov ... Komandir razvedki (as V. Maryanov)
V. Maslov
Olga Filimonova (as O. Filimonova)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donatas Banionis ... Toyvo (uncredited)
Aleksandr Pashutin ... Tregub (uncredited)

Yekaterina Rednikova ... Alina, nemetskaya shpionka (uncredited)
Natalya Terekhova ... Verochka (uncredited)

Directed by
Aleksandr Buravskiy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Aleksandr Buravskiy  writer
Chris Solimine  uncredited

Produced by
Aleksandr Buravskiy .... producer
Chris Curling .... producer
Peter Doyle .... producer
David Gamburg .... producer
Andre Gromkovski .... producer
Jenö Hodi .... executive producer
Olga Maksimova .... executive producer
Adrian Politowski .... executive producer
Michael Ryan .... executive producer
Dmitriy Shutko .... line producer
Anna Sobinevskaya .... executive producer
Leo Zisman .... producer
Original Music by
Yuriy Poteenko 
Cinematography by
Vladimir Klimov 
Film Editing by
Mariya Sergeenkova (Cinelex)
Dmitri Slobtsov 
M. Scott Smith 
Casting by
Uwe Bünker 
Larisa Isaeva 
Patricia Rose 
Art Direction by
Alexander Boim 
Alim Matvejchuk 
Pavel Novikov 
Set Decoration by
Vitaliy Sidorenko  (as V. Sidorenko)
Makeup Department
Natalya Krymskaya .... makeup artist
Vicky Phillips .... personal hair stylist: Mira Sorvino
Vicky Phillips .... personal makeup artist: Mira Sorvino
Production Management
Lisa Astakhova .... post-production supervisor
Lisa Astakhova .... production manager
Michael Kitaev .... production manager
Marina Leonova .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aaron Barsky .... first assistant director
Ksenia Shchedrina .... second assistant director
Boris Taskov .... additional first assistant director
Leo Zisman .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Rostislav Alimov .... supervising sound editor
Sergey Figner .... foley artist
Ella Khvorostova .... sound effects editor
Aleksandr Kopeykin .... sound designer
Pyotr Malafeev .... sound re-recording mixer
Yuliya Prozorovskaya .... sound effects editor
Maxim Romasevich .... sound effects mixer (as Maksim Romasevich)
Vladimir Schuster .... adr recordist
Sergey Shiposha .... sound effects editor
Denis Vakulenko .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Normund Latsis .... digital compositor
Aleksandr Baranov .... stunt player
Sergey Golovkin .... stunts
Oleg Korytin .... stunt coordinator
Viktor Romanov .... stunts
Valery Rybin .... stunt coordinator
Aleksandr Samokhvalov .... stunts
Aleksey Samokhvalov .... stunts
Sergei Shulga .... stunts
Alexandr Soloviev .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrey Batukov .... first assistant camera
Igor Votintsev .... Steadicam operator
Editorial Department
Jason Bretz .... assistant editor
Fraser Cleland .... on-line editor
Maksim Malyavin .... digital intermediate supervisor
Adrian Murray .... assistant editor
Sergey Zadoyanyy .... assistant editor
Sergey Znamensky .... assistant editor
Simon Bourne .... di colorist (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Nina Ruhkala .... driver: trailer, St. Petersburg (uncredited)
Other crew
Olga Alymova .... production coordinator
Krasimira Karachorova .... script supervisor
Anastasiya Mironova .... production assistant
Katerina Shashorina .... location manager
Kira Sinelshikova .... script supervisor
Alexei Slater .... assistant: HandMade International
Zinaida Zhdanova .... assistant production coordinator
Sara Janasz .... post delivery supervisor (uncredited)
David P. Kelly .... thanks (as David Kelly)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Attack on Leningrad" - International (English title) (DVD box title), UK (DVD box title), USA (DVD box title)
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Rated R for some violence (2011) (re-edited)
110 min
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Edited from "Leningrad" (2007)See more »
Symphony No. 9See more »


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51 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
A top looking movie that disappoints completely., 15 May 2010
Author: nikolobg from Canada

If you want to watch it because of the epic war theater - the siege of Leningrad - don't. As a war movie this one is a complete JOKE - from the bad special effects to a director with zero grasp of reality: in one scene 20 Germans are running towards 20 dug in Russians. The Russians counter attack by getting out and running towards the Germans. They shoot once and then they charge, the Germans do the same like a civil war battle and then we have a hand to hand fight of those 40 people?!?!? And that represents the battle at the Leningrad front. You want see more, that's it, that's all, move along to the acting.

Acting - 2nd rate. You will see the 2 stars, Gabriel Byrne and Mira Sorvino tired and going trough the mechanics of acting. Good performance from the kids and Olga Sutulova.

Ohh, but Wait you say! This is a great drama, an epic in human suffering and endurance, thats why i will watch it! Yeah, but this movie does no justice to the Siege of Leningrad where 1.5 million people lost their lives. It barely scratches the surface of the 872 days of bravery, self sacrifice and complete horror that was the siege.

The real problem with the movie is that after watching it i feel angry at an epic story being told to me by amateurs, for that is how it feels at the end. (except the kids and the militia girl)

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