Russia, 1917, WWI. This is the story of the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death, formed as part of an ill-conceived propaganda ploy by the Russian Provisional Government in late May of 1917.

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Credited cast:
Lesya Andreeva ...
Feklusha
Mariya Antonova ...
Evdokiya Kolokolchikova
Mariya Aronova ...
Mariya Bochkareva
Nikolay Auzin ...
Nikolay Seleznev
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Aleksandr Kerenskiy
Margarita Bychkova ...
mat Nadi
Sergey Byzgu ...
Afanasiy Bochkaryov
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Ilya Tatishchev, general
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Pankrat
Polina Dudkina ...
Galina Svistunova
Evgeniy Dyatlov ...
Aleksey Tseplyaev, polkovnik
Khelga Filippova ...
mat Toni
Konstantin Fisenko ...
Ofitser
Arina Ivanova ...
Sestra miloserdiya
Evgeniy Karpov ...
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February 1917 revolution has affected mode of life in Russia and changed the course of Great War. Monarch has abdicated. In trenches, were the confrontation with Germans lasts for several years, Bolsheviks are very active with their propaganda. They call for making peace with enemy. Russian officers can actually do nothing without approval of so-called Soldiers Committees. The army is just near the stage of complete degradation. By order of Russian Provisional Government, attempting to strengthen the spirit, the female Death Battalion is established. In charge of the Battalion - Cavalier of St. George Maria Bochkareva. Death Battalion give the lead of courage, fortitude and composure, stiffen the spirit of soldiers and prove, that each of the female hero is worthy of the Warrior Title.

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Pervyy. Zhenskiy. Bessmertnyy. (First. Female. Immortal.)

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20 February 2015 (Russia)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Realistic, heartbreaking, accurate, perfect in all senses.
27 September 2015 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

This is an actual true history with an awesome performance from the actor, a very realistic depiction of the situation of that time Russia. Image, FX, acting, historic accuracy, scenarios, guns, uniforms, all to the perfect reproduction. The story is amazing and it will make you care about the people on it, you will really suffer with their death in the horror of the trench and open field charges of WWI. You will follow the formation of a female battalion in the awakening of the soviet revolution. Created to encourage the Russian men in the front who were refusing to fight after years of dying and fail to push the Germans back, in a war they didn't care for a ruthless dictator that was the zar. The women were there for idealism or revenge for the loss of their loved ones. They went, and fought proving themselves truly warriors inspiring other women to fight for their land and people, not the rulers. With this scenario, you will find that with all the reason the men had to not fight, here, they look like a bunch of cowards and more girls than the girls of the story.

Piece of art, a truly one. The kind of war movies i like.

Recommended, not a second of waste.


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