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9th Company (2005)

9 rota (original title)
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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 ... 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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Trivia

It is the first movie in post-communist Russia to surpass the $20 million mark at the box office. See more »

Goofs

The battle took place in late February, 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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Connections

References First Blood (1982) See more »

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War about soldiers who were forgotten
22 February 2010 | by kevin955See all my reviews

The movie has somewhat similar message as of other War movies. But there are some differences. While movies of modern war like Hurt locker depicting the situation of soldiers in Iraq War have gained huge attention. Most people are not interested in knowing that there has been a much worse War in the Afghanistan decades earlier. The War had somewhat similar circumstances but it was fought on much bigger scale. Sadly, no one is interested to know about the Russian troops in that Afghan War and no movie (depicting the Russia side) has ever been made except this one which therefore makes it unique.

The enemy America facing in Afghanistan right now is nothing compared to what Russian Army faced decades ago in Afghan War. The difference is that in Afhgan War, America sowed the seeds of today's War (for what?) This is a must see movie for everyone.


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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)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,146,165
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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