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Oni srazhalis za rodinu (1975)

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 »

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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:

Russia

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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color (Sovcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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This was the last film of Vasiliy Shukshin. See more »

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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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Easily Shukshin's best
12 June 2003 | by lorus77See all my reviews

As a tradition for Soviet movies, most of the actors here are theatrical actors and their interaction on the screen is nothing if not realistic and natural. But Shulshin's talent makes him rise above others.

If that's not enough you have Nikulin, who was a war veteran himself, in one of his dramatic roles.


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