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9th Company (2005)

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Young Soviet Army recruits are stuck in the bloody war in Afghanistan, that was started by politicians.

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Fedor Bondarchuk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Artur Smolyaninov Artur Smolyaninov ... Lyutyy
Aleksey Chadov ... Vorobey
Konstantin Kryukov ... Dzhokonda
Ivan Kokorin Ivan Kokorin ... Chugun
Mikhail Evlanov Mikhail Evlanov ... Ryaba
Artyom Mikhalkov Artyom Mikhalkov ... Stas
Soslan Fidarov Soslan Fidarov ... Pinochet
Ivan Nikolaev Ivan Nikolaev ... Seryy
Mikhail Porechenkov ... Dygalo
Fedor Bondarchuk ... Khokhol (as Fyodor Bondarchuk)
Dmitriy Mukhamadeev ... Afanasiy
Irina Rakhmanova Irina Rakhmanova ... Belosnezhka
Amadu Mamadakov Amadu Mamadakov ... Kurbashi
Aleksandr Sheyn Jr. Aleksandr Sheyn Jr. ... Patefon (as Aleksandr Sheyn)
Aleksey Kravchenko ... Kapitan Bystrov
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Storyline

The film is based on a true story of the 9th company during the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan in the 1980's. Young Soviet Army recruits are sent from a boot camp into the middle of the war in Afghanistan. The action is not like a boot camp at all. It is very bloody and dirty. The 9th company is defending the hill 3234. They are hopelessly calling for help. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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They stood together while their country fell apart See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of strong bloody warfare, pervasive language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

Finland | Russia | Ukraine

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

29 September 2005 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

9th Company See more »

Filming Locations:

Crimea, Ukraine See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

RUR 143,529,579 (Russia), 2 October 2005
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Before the film was shot, young artists met veterans of the Afghan War - the soldiers of the legendary 9th company. Some were introduced to the prototypes of their characters. See more »

Goofs

The battle took place in January, not the summer months. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Hohol: This is war! They don't put low grades here! They kill!
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References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

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Beautiful
3 November 2005 | by methodikSee all my reviews

The poster of this movie is not the most attractive, unfortunately, but everything else that's beyond that, exceeds the expectations to a Russian movie.

"9th company is a film about war cruelty, inhuman cross crippling the heroes' lives, about honour and duty, sufferings and friendship, about life that is one for all and death that is different for everyone."

9th company truly shows the beauty, the reality and the uselessness of such wars against locals. Now, 20 years after, the equipment has developed, all in all, it still gives an impression of the actions against the Iraq.

The characters were colorful and well picked, although some of them still looked too similar to me for messing them up.

The movie is high quality, with well mastered sound and Russian spirit in it, but vastly dramatic and definitely not a typical American movie with a happy end. It is a great example of human values and motivates to think about "What matters most".


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