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A "Hitlerjugend" kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious story from the eponymous book by Vladimir Kunin. The Red Army has a gang of ... See full summary »

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Andrey Panin ...
Vishnevetsky
Andrey Krasko ...
Uncle Pasha
Aleksandr Golovin ...
Kot
Sergei Rychenkov ...
Tyapa
Vladimir Andreev ...
Konstantin Arkadyevich Chernov
Vladimir Kashpur ...
Valentin Petrovich Tyapkin
Nikita Yerunov ...
Babay
Oleg Buganov ...
Prince
Marius Shtandel ...
Shket
Igor Yurtaev ...
Perch
Aleksandr Verbitsky ...
Hare
Aleksei Sobolev ...
Coachman
Velimir Rusakov ...
Maestro
Mitya Gorevoy ...
Skull
Semyon Sivkov ...
Kaluga
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A "Hitlerjugend" kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious story from the eponymous book by Vladimir Kunin. The Red Army has a gang of juveniles for a clandestine operation against the Nazis. The boys are trained by a dangerous crime lord at a top secret boot camp. They are doomed to die in the mission, or after it, just to keep it a secret. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Konstantin Arkadyevich Chernov: Tyapa!
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Konstantin Arkadyevich Chernov: We finally met again, Tyapkin... Valentin Petrovich.
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So bad
9 May 2007 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

Foreigners might not know but in Russia the movie was at first promoted as "absolutely true story" which the author of the book survived himself. Thats why the attention to it was so great (to say nothing of the persistent advertising).

And then it turned out, quite all of a sudden, it was just the author's fantasy, it's not true, no kids were made terminators in the soviet time and sent to Nazis to heroically die. and there are even documents proving that is what Nazis tried to do!

The trick as you may have understood is soooo bad! To draw attention at any price? To rewrite history blaming soviet people for what they had never done? OK, we are grownups, we can just ignore the movie or its historical part, but what to do with kids who watched it... Alongside with the ongoing brainwashing how bad everything was at the soviet time. Making them ashamed for the past?

If our ministry of culture thinks suitable to sponsor such movies, i don't know what for culture they have there.

Apart from the history, the producers did everything to get tears out of us - poor kids in so hard conditions: hard life made them criminals (ah so) cruel power makes them kamikaze (oh really). such a fake. Would you watch this movie if characters were not that young?

And big thanks to Menshov, the producer of "Moscow doesn't believe in tears", a good movie made in the soviet time, for his refusing to give the award to Svolochi at some MTV ceremony. That was unbelievable and wonderful!

And today it's Victory Day in Russia and i would like to say thanks to all the people who saved the world from Nazis, who were dying for the better future for us. we will never forget that! We are immensely grateful!


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