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Our Own (2004)

Svoi (original title)
With the battle line far away in the east, three soldiers who have managed to escape from captivity find it difficult to hide. An old man offers to help them because one of them, the sniper, is his son.

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Dmitriy Meskhiev
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Konstantin Khabenskiy ... Political Instructor
Sergey Garmash ... Security Officer
Ben Perino Ben Perino ... Tank Commander
Mikhail Evlanov Mikhail Evlanov ... Sniper
Bogdan Stupka ... Old Man
Natalya Surkova ... Anna
Anna Mikhalkova ... Katerina
Fedor Bondarchuk ... Polizmeister
Sergei Dyachkov Sergei Dyachkov ... Clerk at the Headquarters
Aleksandr Polovtsev ... Major at the Headquarters
Anna Belova Anna Belova ... Sister #1
Oksana Glushkova Oksana Glushkova ... Sister #2
Yuriy Zaytsev Yuriy Zaytsev ... Mishka the Polizei
Sergey Kozik Sergey Kozik ... Polizei
Johannes Brand Johannes Brand
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It is August 1941. With the battle line far away in the east, three soldiers who have managed to escape from captivity find it difficult to hide: the territory is occupied by the enemy. The local woods are not safe: you can easily get embogged. Are the villagers loyal? Nobody can say. There is an old man who offers to help them. Is he reliable enough? He may kill them or report them to the local German authorities. Anything may happen, but one of them, the sniper, is his son who is his youngest, his dearest. Written by Mark Gubarenko

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Action | Drama | War

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Trivia

Tank PzKpfw38 (t), who took part in the shooting of the episode of German attack on the village, can be seen in the exposition and on the website of the Military Historical Museum of Armored Weapons and Equipment in Kubinka. See more »

Goofs

On the rifle Mosin for some reason installed a modern sight from the carbine Tiger. See more »

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The best Russian movie of 2004
4 February 2005 | by betancurSee all my reviews

I'm sure 'Svoi' (or whatever it is in English) is the best Russian movie of 2004. Actually i wasn't ready for the impression this film would make on me. 2004 was a great year for the Russian cinematography, we had a lot of good movies but this one seems to be not as commercial and blockbuster-like as many of them. Khabenskiy is becoming a real star cause he is in almost every film shot last year. He's everywhere but i like him and think that it makes him just better as an actor. The very beginning of 'Svoi' is a bit confusing because of shots with the soldier head smashing by the tank. By the way the film is really naturally made. I mean you should be ready for some shocking moments. The movie itself is good because of Stupka, Garmash & Khabenskiy's acting, fantastic music and unusual photography. Watch it and you'll see why it's so good, so Russian.


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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | German

Release Date:

11 November 2004 (Russia) See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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