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9th Company (2005) Poster

(2005)

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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.
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2,000 extras were used in battle scenes.
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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.
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It is the first movie in post-communist Russia to surpass the $20 million mark at the box office.
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Was a Russian candidate for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film nomination in 2007.
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Presidents of Ukraine and Uzbekistan extended their patronage over the production of the film.
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Set domestic box office record in Russia, in 2005, generating $ 7,700,000 in five days. Surpassed Turetskiy gambit (2005) in October 2005 to become the highest-grossing movie in post-communist Russia.
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The film was originally conceived to cover the ongoing war in Chechnya, but the director was advised to change the setting to the less sensitive one of the already finished war in Afghanistan.
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The director Fyodor Bondarchuk dedicated the film to his father, film director Sergei Bondarchuk.
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