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Avgust. Vosmogo (2012)

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The story is about a young single mother who is compelled to make her way at risk of her life to Ckhinvali, where her son is, whom she had sent there on the eve of the conflict. The film ... See full summary »

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Kseniya
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Lekha (as Maksim Matveev)
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Kazbek
Khasan Baroev ...
Ilya
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Prezident
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Izvestnaya persona (as Gosha Kutsenko)
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Kirill Ivanovich
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Aleksey
Lydia Velezheva ...
Aza (as Lidiya Velezheva)
Vladimir Zaytsev ...
Ministr oborony
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Grishka
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Yashka, komandir tanka (as Aleksandr Petrov)
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The story is about a young single mother who is compelled to make her way at risk of her life to Ckhinvali, where her son is, whom she had sent there on the eve of the conflict. The film can be divided into two parts that alternate one with the other: one shows how in the eyes of a young boy the South Ossetian conflict transforms into a fantastic war story with super-robots, and the second shows the reality of the war situation and the journey of the main heroine. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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Rated R for war violence. | See all certifications »

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21 February 2012 (Russia)  »

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Август. Восьмого  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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RUR 139,550,100 (Russia), 26 February 2012, Wide Release
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First feature release from Russia's $89 million "Glavkino" film studios, eastern Europe's largest production facility located near Moscow. See more »

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Ksenia: Hold on, Kosmoboy! Robot comes to the rescue! Robot comes to the rescue!
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The movie is good at making you feel
15 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Of course this movie is a propaganda, but a very good one. That's how propaganda movies should be made! The movie is not about the message that is shouted in your face, but rather about how it makes you feel - at the right time, for the right reason, with the right character. I liked pretty much everything about this movie - the script, the dialogs, character development, action scenes. I've read some concerns about main girl character who's acting did not seem to be convincing early in the movie, but I think it was done on purpose, as a contrast, to show that behind urban glamour still hides Russian Woman that was praised in the world art and literature. Thus dedication of the movie to the mothers. Bottom line is: at last we see some nice action drama coming from Russia that we would not be ashamed of. Highly recommend.


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