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The Penal Battalion 

Shtrafbat (original title)
The authors of the television series studied archival materials and military chronicles. The last series ends with a demonstration of the list of penalty parts, which from 1942 to 1945 fought on the Soviet fronts.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Aleksey Serebryakov ...  Tverdokhlebov 11 episodes, 2004
Yuriy Stepanov Yuriy Stepanov ...  Glymov 11 episodes, 2004
Aleksandr Bashirov ...  Stirah 10 episodes, 2004
Aleksey Zharkov ...  Lykov 10 episodes, 2004
Roman Madyanov ...  Kharchenko 8 episodes, 2004
Iliya Kovrizhnykh Iliya Kovrizhnykh ...  Tsukerman 8 episodes, 2004
Viktor Suprun Viktor Suprun ...  Shlykov 8 episodes, 2004
Aleksandr Tsurkan Aleksandr Tsurkan 8 episodes, 2004
Vladimir Vishnevskiy 8 episodes, 2004
Vladimir Toptsov ...  Telyatnikov 7 episodes, 2004
Andrey Shibarshin Andrey Shibarshin 7 episodes, 2004
Rodion Voronin Rodion Voronin 6 episodes, 2004
Dmitriy Nazarov ...  Father Mikhail 5 episodes, 2004
Aleksey Oshurkov ...  Shilkin 5 episodes, 2004
Maxim Drozd ...  Bulyga 5 episodes, 2004
Roman Artemyev Roman Artemyev 5 episodes, 2004
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The authors of the television series studied archival materials and military chronicles. The last series ends with a demonstration of the list of penalty parts, which from 1942 to 1945 fought on the Soviet fronts.

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Action | Drama | War

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

20 September 2004 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Karny batalion See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Etalon Film, MakDos See more »
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Runtime:

(11 parts)

Color:

Color
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Referenced in Comedy Club: Episode #1.13 (2005) See more »

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Terrific
15 March 2013 | by dikrantulaineSee all my reviews

Just saw two episodes. Such a refreshing view, despite the grim subject, to see actors playing the story and not their narcissism. Perhaps it's the script but I don't know. These actors are great. The absence of big bucks is funny sometimes, battle scene in minefield, but then artistic. I haven't watched Band of Brothers end to end. Hear it is very good. But to see real passion and not sentimentality, argument and not posing, the glimpses of the women are amazing, the clarity of the narrative, the steady invention with the camera without being arty, and the absence of gratuitous gore. All left to the actors and story. Anyway, just a joy.


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