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Fortress of War (2010)
"Brestskaya krepost" (original title)

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A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksey Kopashov ...
Sashka Akimov (as Alyosha Kopashov)
Andrey Merzlikin ...
Kizhevatov
Pavel Derevyanko ...
Fomin
Aleksandr Korshunov ...
Gavrilov
Maksim Kostromykin ...
Kolka
Anna Tsukanova ...
Sonya
Sergey Tsepov ...
Zubachev
Benik Arakelyan ...
Matevosyan
Mikhail Pavlik ...
Vaynshteyn
Sergey Vlasov ...
Kavalyonak
Aleksandr Sirin ...
Maslov
Evgeniy Tsyganov ...
Pochernikov
Tatyana Kamina ...
Shura Pochernikova
Veronika Nikonova ...
Anya Kizhevatova
Yana Esipovich ...
Zhena Kizhevatova
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The film shows the heroic defense of the Brest Fortress, which had taken upon the first strike of German fascist invaders on June 22 1941. Story describes the events of the first days of the defense. The film tells about three main resistance zones, headed by the regiment commander, Pyotr Mikhailovich Gavrilov, the commissar Efim Moiseevich Fomin and the head of the 9th frontier outpost, Andrey Mitrofanovich Kizhevatov. Many years later veteran Alexander Akimov again and again recalls the memories of the time, when he, then a 15 year old Sasha Akimov was deeply in love with the beautiful Anya and suddenly found himself in the middle of the bloody events of war. Written by Anonymous

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During the dogfight scene when the two Messerschmitts shoot down the Soviet I-16, the Soviet fighter passes over the yard at a very low altitude. While it's actually possible, it's pretty much a suicide maneuver because the plane would lose speed and maneuverability when pulling up, practically becoming a sitting duck for the one in pursuit. It's especially dangerous for this particular dogfight as the Bf-109 had a great advantage in speed and especially vertical climbing over the I-16, so the Soviet pilot is definitely giving up any chances. Also, the Soviet plane looks way too small while passing by the buildings. See more »

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How the Great Patriotic War began: Bloody morning of 06.22.1941
6 November 2010 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

This is definitely the best war movie shot in the ex-USSR in post-Soviet time. This is what that war was for our country and our people. The level of fiction and fantasy is minimal; the movie is shot as close to historical truth as possible. The Brest Fortress Museum supervised the plot thoroughly. The Brest Fortress became the place where the German invaders lost 5% of their East Front deadcount within the first week of war. Come have a look on how our granddads fought against the Nazis. There are no starship troopers in the movie; just real Red Army soldiers and a deadly mouse gray mass of German invaders that killed 20+ millions of our compatriots and brought to our country countless loss.


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