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For Motherland (1977)

Pentru patrie (original title)
In 1877 during the Russo-Turkish war the Kingdom of Romania joins the war on Russia's side and declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire.

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Sergiu Nicolaescu
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mircea Albulescu ... Colonel Mihail Cerchez
Mircea Anghelescu Mircea Anghelescu ... Russian Czar Alexander II
Ilarion Ciobanu Ilarion Ciobanu ... Major Moise Grozea
Constantin Codrescu Constantin Codrescu ... C.A. Rosetti
George Constantin George Constantin ... Mihail Kogalniceanu
Cornel Coman Cornel Coman ... Grand Duke Nicholas of Russia
Iurie Darie ... Major Gheorghe Sontu
Ion Dichiseanu ... Osman Pasha
Alexandru Dobrescu Alexandru Dobrescu
Vladimir Gaitan Vladimir Gaitan ... Second Lieutenant Artur Spiroiu
Corneliu Gîrbea Corneliu Gîrbea ... Lieutenant-Colonel Maldarescu (as Cornel Gîrbea)
Emil Hossu Emil Hossu ... Sergeant Ciuca
Radu Itcus Radu Itcus ... Captain Valter Maracineanu (as Raducu Itcus)
Ion Marinescu Ion Marinescu ... Mehmet Pasha
Horatiu Malaele Horatiu Malaele ... Lieutenant Hartell
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During the Russo-Turkish war of 1877 the Kingdom of Romania seizes its chance to declare its independence from the Ottoman Empire and joins the war on Russia's side.When Romania's National Assembly declares the independence of the kingdom from the Ottoman Empire the Turkish envoy Mehmet Ali attempts to salvage the relations between Romania and Turkey.But the Ottomans are not prepared to accept full Romanian independence and this leads to a state of war between Romania and the Ottoman Empire. Romania starts a general draft of all able men with many joining the army as volunteers.Romanians from the neighboring Habsburg-controlled Transylvania also volunteer.Romanian women volunteer as nurses for the front.The Romanian armies join the Russian armies against the Ottoman forces that are dug in a series of Bulgarian forts south of the Danube river.When the Russo-Romanian armies cross the Danube into Ottoman territory full hostilities begin. Written by nufs68

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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

8 May 1977 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

For Motherland See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The opening scene mentions: "this film is dedicated to those who gave their blood for fatherland during the years 1877-1878". See more »

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Referenced in Carol I (2009) See more »

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One very good movie about Romania`s history
28 December 2001 | by marcos88See all my reviews

One very good movie about Romania`s history, revealing the independence war from 1877 , a war between Romania and Rusia against the Otoman Empire. Another Sergiu Nicolaiescu`s piece of art.


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