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Iи Traиzit (2008)
"In Tranzit" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, War  |  5 May 2009 (USA)
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In the winter of 1946, in Leningrad, a group of German prisoners of war are sent to a female transit camp by the cruel Russian Commander Pavlov. When they arrive, the Russian female ... See full summary »

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Yakov
Guy Flanagan ...
Hans
Phillip Azarov ...
Ivan
Sergei Baryshev ...
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Andrey Fedortsov ...
Anton
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Tamara (as Natalia Fisson)
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In the winter of 1946, in Leningrad, a group of German prisoners of war are sent to a female transit camp by the cruel Russian Commander Pavlov. When they arrive, the Russian female soldiers show the hostility to the enemies that have killed their husbands, families and friends; only Dr. Natalia and the cook treat the prisoners with dignity. Natalia has an agreement with Commander Pavlov to keep her former lover, who was wounded on the head during the war and is slow, in the camp instead of sending him to an institution in Siberia. Pavlov assigns Natalia to disclose members of the SS infiltrated in the group of prisoners. Natalia and the prisoner Max feel a great attraction for each other while the prisoner Klaus tries to convince Max to denounce a couple of prisoners to satisfy the Russian. Natalia convinces the businessman Yakov to organize an orchestra with the prisoners; they are invited to play in a ball, where the lonely women that survived the war dance with the Germans. After ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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From her greatest enemy came her greatest love

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Rated R for some sexuality, nudity, violence and language | See all certifications »

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When Soviet NKVD Colonel Pavlov explains to the German POWs that he's after former SS members hiding among regular German Army soldiers he mentions the war crimes committed by the 8th SS division in the Leningrad area during 1941. Pavlov also mentions the name of Heinrich Lombard,former commanding officer of the 8th SS division(00:27:48).However,the 8th SS division wasn't formed before 1942.During its existence this SS unit never undertook operations in the Leningrad area.Moreover,the 8th SS division,initially named SS Cavalry Brigade and later re-named the 8th SS division "Florian Geyer",never had any commanding officer by the name of Heinrich Lombard.The first commanding officer of the 8th SS division was Gustav Lombard. See more »

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Historically Good, Visually Dilapidated
16 April 2013 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

I would like to commend the producers for creating a film with unique concept incomparable to other war movies, because instead of tackling the rampant theme of war, they tackled the post-war situation.

First, in criticizing this film, we don't actually have to deal much about the screen portrayals because the movie does not include heavy drama. However, even if it does not, we still have to appreciate the fact that the actors and actresses really did well in portraying and none of them were over acting. Although, we cannot disavow as well, that there were some who were under acting.

Second, I love the fact that the producers did not frontline script to make a beautiful movie. They made it as realistic as it could be, for it seemed more natural than others.

Third, The musical scoring is on average, but one thing that really depressed me is the playing of violin by one of the prisoners that wasn't synchronized with the video.

Fourth, I was expecting something more on what I can see on the screen -- something like extreme panning of cameras to switch scenes or some amazing CGIs to depict extreme cruelty -- but then everything seemed to be mainstream.

Fifth, the video quality was good. It was not that dark so that we can clearly see what's happening on screen. It was not that light neither that gives a hinge of some historic feeling.

Lastly, The whole 113 minutes was dull. The only variations were the few sexualities which were obviously done to attract and catch viewers. They may use "It's a true story" as an excuse for having no pinnacle scenes other than the sexualities, but I believe it could have been better if they used some cliffhangers to retain, for at least, the interest of the viewers.

Overall, I'd give it a rating of 7 out of 10.


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