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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Igor Petrenko ... Lt. Travkin
Artyom Semakin ... Pvt. Vorobiev
... Sgt. Kostya Mamochkin (as Aleksey Panin)
... Sgt. Anikanov
Anatoliy Gushchin ... Pvt. Bykov
Amadu Mamadakov ... Pvt. Temdekov
Yuriy Laguta ... Sgt. Brazhnikov
Ekaterina Vulichenko ... Pvt. Katya Simakova
Andrey Egorov ... Capt. Andrei Barashkin
Sergey Miller ... First Captured German
Gennadi Vorotnikov ... Second Captured German
Aleksandr Efimov ... Third Captured German
Aleksandr Naumov ... Serbichenko
... Galiev (as Aleksandr Dyachenko)
Oleg Gushchin ... Likhachyov
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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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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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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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Very good work of a young director
8 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Just a very good movie about WW II. A true story about a small scout group with radio sign "The Star" (Zvezda) which got a task to find place of German tanks concentration. Two previous groups were lost and nobody knew where and how. The third group is completed by scouts from different fronts. "The Star" goes in both dark of night and obscurity understanding that enemy waits them leaving no chances to return. The movie stays in line with famous US movies like "Private Ryane" and "Thin Red Line". Very good battle scenes and music.


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