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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 film led the Soviet box office for 1973, with 66 million viewers. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Remade as A zori zdes tikhie (2005) See more »

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29 June 2005 | by aliandvinSee all my reviews

As I was working on a project on Soviet women in WWII, this movie was suggested to me by one of my professors who is a Russian herself. I was totally expecting some elaborate, romantic story, but I found the movie to be very realistic and consistent with my own research. This movie definitely highlights some of the general experiences and emotions felt by Soviet women soldiers at this time. I also enjoyed the many cultural references, for example to the film Tsirk. This film is a great tribute to all those soldiers who died in World War II, especially the women who I will never forget. I highly recommend this movie to anyone with any interest in Soviet history or WWII history.


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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

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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