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They Fought for Their Country (1975)

Oni srazhalis za rodinu (original title)
In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Red army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while the retreating soviet troops cross the bridge. ... See full summary »

Director:

Sergey Bondarchuk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vasiliy Shukshin ... Pyotr Lopakhin
Vyacheslav Tikhonov ... Nikolay Streltsov
Sergey Bondarchuk ... Ivan Zvyagintsev
Georgiy Burkov ... Aleksandr Kopytovskij
Yuriy Nikulin ... Nekrasov
Ivan Lapikov ... starshina Poprischenko
Nikolay Gubenko ... Lieutenant Goloshchyokov
Andrey Rostotskiy ... eferytor Kochetygov
Nikolay Volkov ... ryadovoy Nikiforov
Nikolay Shutko ... povar Petro Lisichenko
Evgeniy Samoylov ... Marchenko
Nonna Mordyukova ... Natalya Stepanovna
Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy ... Vrach-khirurg
Angelina Stepanova ... Staraya kazachka
Irina Skobtseva ... Polkovoy vrach
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Storyline

In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Red army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while the retreating soviet troops cross the bridge. While they move back to the Russian territory through the countryside, the soldiers show their companionship, sentiments, fears and heroism to defend their motherland. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | War

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

12 May 1975 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

They Fought for the Motherland See more »

Filming Locations:

Mosfilm Studios, Moscow, Russia

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Due to its length, the film was released in two parts. See more »

Goofs

The German Panzer-IV tanks all lack the turret machine gun which would have mounted parallel to the main barrel. See more »

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Excellent
24 March 2019 | by kennpropSee all my reviews

An excellent WW2 movie set on the Eastern Front near the Don River. Very authentic with lots of action. Kind of an epic scale of bravery at a period in the war when Germany seemed unbeatable. Stalingrad is raging at this time. This battalion is a rear guard as the others retreat across the Don River. The english subtitles are kind of poor. A man speaks and nothing or the dialogue is there but early or late for the scene. Its still a fine movie.


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