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The Star (2002)

Zvezda (original title)
During WW2 the Russian Army sent a special group named "Zvezda" to fight the Nazis in their backyard.

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Nikolay Lebedev
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Igor Petrenko Igor Petrenko ... Lt. Travkin
Artyom Semakin Artyom Semakin ... Pvt. Vorobiev
Alexei Panin ... Sgt. Kostya Mamochkin (as Aleksey Panin)
Aleksey Kravchenko ... Sgt. Anikanov
Anatoliy Gushchin Anatoliy Gushchin ... Pvt. Bykov
Amadu Mamadakov Amadu Mamadakov ... Pvt. Temdekov
Yuriy Laguta Yuriy Laguta ... Sgt. Brazhnikov
Ekaterina Vulichenko Ekaterina Vulichenko ... Pvt. Katya Simakova
Andrey Egorov Andrey Egorov ... Capt. Andrei Barashkin
Sergey Miller Sergey Miller ... First Captured German
Gennadi Vorotnikov Gennadi Vorotnikov ... Second Captured German
Aleksandr Efimov Aleksandr Efimov ... Third Captured German
Aleksandr Naumov Aleksandr Naumov ... Serbichenko
Alexander Diachenko ... Galiev (as Aleksandr Dyachenko)
Oleg Gushchin Oleg Gushchin ... Likhachyov
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Storyline

The film is based on the eponymous book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In the summer of 1944 the Nazi Armies prepare a massive Tank Division named 'Viking" for the offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's special group of seven snipers named "Zvezda" is sent for a reconnaissance operation behind the enemy lines in the back of the Nazi Tank Division. Two previous Russian groups never came back. The seven Russians know that they are going to an almost certain Death for the sake of Victory. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | German

Release Date:

6 May 2002 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Star See more »

Filming Locations:

Alabino, Moscow, Russia See more »

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Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)
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ARK-Film,Mosfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Based on a short story of the same name by Emmanuil Kazakevich, the film shows the work of Soviet scouts behind German lines during Operation Bagration in WW2. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: But every spring, every May,the souls of the fallen on the fields of Poland, Germany, and everywhere go back to their homes to see their blooming motherland they gave their lives for.
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Version of Zvezda (1953) See more »

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Simply brilliant - I love the way it was filmed
14 November 2002 | by elianSee all my reviews

I hope this movie will be properly distributed. I would like to see it AGAIN in a proper cinema and subtitled (not dubbed ! that would be a shame).

The actors are all extremely natural and have realistic and interesting personalities.

The lady is not bad either !


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