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The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)

A zori zdes tikhie (original title)
During WWII in a small village outpost, a commander has his troop replaced by an all female unit. As they finally begin to appreciate one another, German paratroopers are spotted nearby and the realities of war emerge.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrey Martynov ... Fedot Vaskov, starshina
Irina Dolganova Irina Dolganova ... Sofya Gurvich
Elena Drapeko ... Elizaveta Brichkina (as Elena Dropeko)
Ekaterina Markova ... Galina Chetvertak
Olga Ostroumova ... Evgeniya Komelkova
Irina Shevchuk ... Margarita Osyanina
Lyudmila Zaytseva ... Kiryanova, starshiy serzhant (as L. Zaytseva)
Alla Meshcheryakova ... Mariya, khozyayka kvartiry (as A. Meshcheryakova)
Nina Yemelyanova Nina Yemelyanova ... Polina Egorovna (as N. Emelyanova)
Aleksey Chernov ... Tovarishch 'Tretiy', mayor (as A. Chernov)
Viktor Avdyushko ... Pomkomvzvoda (as V. Avdyushko)
V. Antonov V. Antonov
Svetlana Borisova Svetlana Borisova ... Zenitchitsa (as S. Borisova)
Andrey Gribushin Andrey Gribushin ... Soldat SS (as A. Gribushin)
T. Gunina T. Gunina
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Storyline

Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal Vaskov is stationed with a group of many young women in training. One of the women while sneaking from camp to visit her young son sees two German paratroopers. Vaskov takes five of the women to stop the two paratroopers, but finds sixteen paratroopers instead, leaving the small group of patriots to engage the enemy in an unequal fight. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The title is correctly translated to English (and most languages) as "The Dawns Here Are Quiet" yet for unknown reasons, the Finnish and Swedish titles translate to "And the Evenings Are Quiet". See more »

Alternate Versions

The Australian VHS release of this film was released in two parts called "Side 1" and "Side 2". See more »

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my grandmom's favorite film
16 February 2005 | by sym4nySee all my reviews

I saw this movie several times. First, I watched this movie when I was a kid. At that time it didn't say much to me. There isn't much war-film stuff in it: except for some air-raid attack-counter-attack scene at the beginning and several shots in the second part of the movie. Last time I watched the movie, I was more knowledgeable about WWII and conscious about the calamities it brought to my country. My grandmom's favorite movie, as my Dad says, "A zori zdes' tihije", conveys more than Soviet propaganda wanted it to do. This movie greatly explores people's lives and destinies in a war period. It asks with passion:"How can we live an everyday life in an extraordinary time, the war proves to be."


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian | German

Release Date:

4 November 1972 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

... a rána sú tu tiché See more »

Filming Locations:

Karelia, Russia

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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