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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 Dmitriy Mukhamadeev ... Afanasiy
Irina Rakhmanova Irina Rakhmanova ... Belosnezhka
Amadu Mamadakov Amadu Mamadakov ... Kurbashi
Aleksandr Sheyn Aleksandr Sheyn ... Patefon
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 became heroes of a forgotten war. 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In reality, only 6 of 39 soviet soldiers from the 9th company were killed on hill 3234. There were over 200 dead on the opposite side. 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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One of the best war film since PLATOON !!!
8 February 2006 | by rado-15See all my reviews

I am big fan of war films, specially from Vietnam and WWII. Afghanistan was taboo in Russia for long time, therefore I was very impatient to see 9th company and because of Bondarchuk, that is the name.

I was really surprised about this film. Perfect acting, spectacular special effects, costumes and different point of view on war. All of these made this film superlative. And something more. I felt something strange after the end of this film. It was mix of feelings like anger, sympathy and sorrow.

9th company is impressive successor of famous Russian war films and Fyodor is brilliant follower of his father Sergey. Is nice to see excellent masterpiece from different, like American production.

God bless Bondarchuk !


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