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Writers:
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Release Date:
2009 (Japan) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

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Elena Chebaturkina ... Nadya (voice: Russian version)
Michael Tikhonov ... Leo (voice: Russian version)
Damir Eldarov ... Marat / Butcher (voice: Russian version)
Ludmila Shuvalova ... Zena (voice: Russian version)
Irina Savina ... Valya (voice: Russian version)
Sergei Nabiyev ... Baron Von Wolff (voice: Russian version) (as Sergei Aisman)
Aleksandr Gruzdev ... General Below (voice: Russian version)
Rudolf Pankov ... Monk (voice: Russian version)
Nikita Prozorovsky ... Obergruppenführer SS Linz / MC (voice: Russian version)
Olga Golovanova ... Twins / Nadya's Mother (voice: Russian version)
Michael Beskorovainy ... Hunchback (voice: Russian version)
Artem Kipnis ... Doctor (voice: Russian version)
Vladimir Yakanin ... Gennadi Titov
Igor Tomilov ... Igor Domanov
Georgiy Martirosyan ... Arkadi Yugan
Aleksandr Kirillov ... Vladimir Ptushko
Theodor Schuler ... Karl-Heinz Benz
Svetlana Borovik ... Galina Bartchenko
Vadim Sinitsyn ... Sergey Zharkov
Boris Ryabtsev ... Stepan Bunitch
Aleksandr Pashutin ... Aleksandr Pogodin
Sigitas Plaucinaytis ... Jakob Kert
Gennadi Sajfulin ... Aleksandr Nemov
Gennadi Sergeev ... Gennadi Sergeev (as Ivan Prohorov)
Liubomiras Lauciavicius ... Pilot
Cassandra Morris ... Nadya (voice: English version) (as Cassandra Lee)

Michael McConnohie ... Belov (voice: English version)
Joey Morris ... Leo (voice: English version)

Carrie Keranen ... Zena (voice: English version) (as Evelyn Lanto)

David Lodge ... Monk (voice: English version)
Tony Oliver ... Marat (voice: English version)
Rich Smallberries ... Valya (voice: English version) (as Dick Smallberries Jr.)

Karen Strassman ... First Blonde (voice: English version)
Steve Kramer ... Chairman (voice: English version)
Phineas ... Von Wolff (voice: English version)
Christopher Corey Smith ... Hunchback (voice: English version) (as Chris Smith)
Victor Sgroi ... Recrut (voice: English version)
Luis Lau ... Recruit (voice: English version)
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Directed by
Yoshiharu Ashino 
Aljosha Klimov 
Misha Shprits 
 
Writing credits
Aljosha Klimov (story)

Misha Shprits (story)

Aljosha Klimov (screenplay)

Misha Shprits (screenplay)

Alex Von David 

Produced by
Aljosha Klimov .... producer
Kaeko Sakamoto .... executive producer: Bang Zoom! Entertainment
Eric P. Sherman .... executive producer: Bang Zoom! Entertainment
Misha Shprits .... producer
Kazuhiro Takei .... line producer
Eiko Tanaka .... producer: Japan
 
Original Music by
DJ Krush 
 
Cinematography by
Sergey Akimov 
Aleksandr Aleshnikov 
Kumiko Sakamoto 
 
Film Editing by
Sergey Akimov 
João Da Costa Pinto 
Kumiko Sakamoto 
 
Production Design by
Tomoyasu Fujise 
 
Production Management
Mayimi Sakurai .... production manager
Vladimir Zhelezniakov .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vladimir Zhelezniakov .... first assistant director
Veta Zhelezniakova .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Yoshiharu Ashino .... storyboard artist
Hirofumi Nakata .... character designer
 
Sound Department
André Bendocchi-Alves .... sound re-recording mixer
André Bendocchi-Alves .... supervising sound editor
João Da Costa Pinto .... sound designer
Daniel J. Goodman .... adr recordist
Daniel J. Goodman .... dialogue editor
Koji Kasamatsu .... sound designer
Christoph Merkele .... sound re-recording mixer
Yasushi Nagura .... sound re-recording mixer
Austin Shannon .... sound
Irina Stekolnikova .... looping director
 
Visual Effects by
Igor Buri .... graphic designer
Yusuke Tannawa .... CGI director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vladislav Aravenkov .... cameraman
 
Animation Department
Manabu Akita .... animation supervisor
Manabu Akita .... key animator
Keiko Anno .... in-between animator
Yumi Chiba .... animation supervisor
Yumi Chiba .... key animator
Shoichi Funaki .... key animator
Ryota Furukawa .... key animator
Noriko Hara .... in-between animator
Chiharu Haraguchi .... in-between animator
Kumiko Hirama .... in-between animator
Noriyo Horiguchi .... in-between animator
Shoichi Ibata .... secondary key animator
Tatsumori Imoto .... key animator
Miyuki Ioki .... in-between animator
Mariko Iwasaki .... secondary key animator
Emiko Iwayanagi .... in-between animator
Mutsuko Kajigaya .... inbetween animation supervisor
Yukari Kaku .... assistant inbetween supervisor
Toshiyuki Kanno .... key animator
Emiko Kataoka .... secondary key animator
Sono Kato .... secondary key animator
Yoshitaka Kato .... key animator
Kouichiro Kawano .... secondary key animator (as Koichiro Kawano)
Yuko Kimura .... key animator
Saori Koike .... secondary key animator
Shimon Kondô .... key animator
Takafumi Koshi .... key animator
Tsuyoshi Kuawahara .... in-between animator
Yoshimi Kudo .... key animator
Miki Kurihara .... in-between animator
Tsuyoshi Kuwahara .... secondary key animator
Kiyoko Makita .... in-between animator
Riwako Matsui .... animation supervisor
Riwako Matsui .... key animator
Maiko Matsumura .... in-between animator
Riki Matsuura .... secondary key animator
Seichi Mitsuoka .... key animator
Atsushi Mori .... secondary key animator
Mami Moriya .... key animator
Eriko Murakami .... in-between animator
Mitsunori Murata .... key animator
Daisuke Niinuma .... secondary key animator
Rie Nishino .... key animator
Taeko Oda .... key animator
Kyohei Ohyabu .... secondary key animator (as Kyohei Oyabu)
Yuki Ota .... secondary key animator
Saho Saito .... key animator
Itaru Saitô .... key animator
Yuka Saitô .... assistant inbetween supervisor
Yuka Saitô .... in-between animator
Satoshi Sakai .... secondary key animator
Yuji Shibata .... key animator
Ayano Shimizu .... in-between animator
Ayano Shimizu .... secondary key animator
Takeo Shuto .... key animator
Kazune Sugano .... in-between animator
Yumiko Taguchi .... in-between animator
Yuichi Takahashi .... key animator
Kazuo Takematsu .... key animator
Moe Tanaka .... in-between animator
Emi Tomita .... secondary key animator
Daisuke Tsumagari .... secondary key animator
Takayuki Uragami .... key animator
Yuichiro Yamada .... secondary key animator
Naoko Yoshimori .... key animator
 
Editorial Department
Martin Eisenkeil .... colorist
 
Music Department
Noriko Asano .... executive music producer
 
Other crew
Iitetsu Asai .... artist management: music
Tatiana Levina .... legal affairs
Naoko Matsukawa .... international coordinator
Atsushi Naito .... legal affairs
Sophie Palilova .... production coordinator
Ayumi Sawa .... international coordinator
Markus R. Vogelbacher .... soundstage manager
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"First Squad" - International (English title) (short title)
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73 min
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Trivia:
The film intercuts with interviews from real life Soviet World War II veterans.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: Film credits show Ivan Prohorov playing Gennadi Sergeev, but it is the other way around: Actor Gennadi Sergeev is playing character Ivan.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Alexander Nevsky (1938)See more »

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22 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
It is excellent movie, 7 November 2009
Author: Petr Ivanov from Russian Federation

It is a true masterpiece. But not for mainstream hamburger eaters. The great story. The movie addresses history and a lot of Soviet era archetypes, as well as spiritual side of life. It makes the film interesting for any nation. A lot of people in Soviet Union was up-brought on the idea of spiritual strength of Motherland defenders and readiness to sacrifice own life defending Motherland. This makes them comparable to Japanese fighters. All of them were taught that the spirit of people is winning wars, not tanks or bombs. That's one of the ideas of the film as I see it. Though there are disputes now under way were Soviets good or bad guys in WWII, some facts are indisputable. 1) A most of German nation was brainwashed and declared themselves supermen. A lot of ideological, manipulative and even occult methods were applied to do it.

2) The Soviet people faced a prospect of slavery and holocaust from Nazis. Though Soviet government was also very aggressive and did a lot to kill and convict a lot of Soviets as well, poor soviet people had no choice but fight for the survival. The survival of Motherland (even so cruel to own citizens), people, and family, culture and history, but not personal survival only. The chance to survive was minimal, but the spirit was very strong. The own live was something many of these people were ready to sacrifice for victory. It was mass heroism, and not fanaticism. Most of them were just usual people, not samurais or specially trained professionals. The wave of the people outrage towards Nazis was tremendous. Majority of fighters (unlike modern Islam kamikaze) did not believe in Heavens and rewards after life or heroic death, they knew that there were almost no chance to stay alive, they wanted victory and were ready to pay for it. And if after death they had a chance to fight, most of them were happy to do it. So many times Nazis were about to win, but something helped Russians again and again. E.g. Nazies were stopped in the Moscow suburbs with almost no Russian troops behind them. There were some other critical moments in this war when every little thing could play a main role in human history. If either Moscow or Stalingrad were captured, or in Battle of Kursk soviets were defeated WWII could be won by Nazis, US and UK alone without Soviets would never win the war, because Soviets paid the bloodiest price for the victory over the Nazis and were decisive power. So such moments are very interesting points of the history and issues in human psychology. The moments when the border between life and death is so illusive. I think that film creators by the artistic means succeeded to give a very interesting interpretation of such moments. So the film is a great and intellectual entertainment, it is much much better then thousands of other animated works. Great job guys! Thank you!

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