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First Squad: The Moment of Truth (2009)

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Set during the opening days of World War II on the Eastern Front. Its main cast are a group of Soviet teenagers with extraordinary abilities; the teenagers have been drafted to form a ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elena Chebaturkina ...
Nadya (voice)
Michael Tikhonov ...
Leo (voice)
Damir Eldarov ...
Marat / Butcher (voice)
Ludmila Shuvalova ...
Zena (voice)
Irina Savina ...
Valya (voice)
Sergei Nabiyev ...
Baron Von Wolff (voice) (as Sergei Aisman)
Aleksandr Gruzdev ...
General Below (voice)
Rudolf Pankov ...
Monk (voice)
Nikita Prozorovsky ...
Obergruppenführer SS Linz / MC (voice)
Olga Golovanova ...
Twins / Nadya's Mother (voice)
Michael Beskorovainy ...
Hunchback (voice)
Artem Kipnis ...
Doctor (voice)
Vladimir Yakanin ...
Gennadi Titov
Igor Tomilov ...
Igor Domanov
Georgiy Martirosyan ...
Arkadi Yugan


Set during the opening days of World War II on the Eastern Front. Its main cast are a group of Soviet teenagers with extraordinary abilities; the teenagers have been drafted to form a special unit to fight the invading German army. They are opposed by a Schutzstaffel (SS) officer who is attempting to raise from the dead a supernatural army of crusaders from the 12th-century Order of the Sacred Cross and enlist them in the Nazi cause. Written by ANN

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Film was inspired by the animation on Russian rap group Ligalize's 2005 "Our Victory" music video. Aljosha Klimov and Misha Shprits, who produced First Squad also produced the music video. See more »


Film credits show Ivan Prohorov playing Gennadi Sergeev, but it is the other way around: Actor Gennadi Sergeev is playing character Ivan. See more »


References Alexander Nevsky (1938) See more »


Blade Wind (Ending Theme)
Performed by DJ Krush
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Unusual way to tell a WWII story
18 October 2009 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

Well, I saw it just a few hours ago and must admit it was good - not great, not a masterpiece, but still well made story. Although I'm not a die-hard anime fan, this one looks interesting. Storyline revolves around a battle between secret Nazi and Soviet organizations which uses supernatural powers to win the war on Eastern front. Germans summon the spirit of an evil Teutonic knight and his minons, so the Soviets try to stop them with help of The First Squad - a group of teenagers with paranormal abilities. As for me, it sounds promising. Besides, story got a nice style anyway. If you're want to see some unusual story about the WWII, you gotta see that one.

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