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Leningrad (2009)

R | | Drama, War | 18 October 2011 (USA)
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When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the ... See full summary »
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Mira Sorvino ... Keyt
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Fon Leeb (as Armin Myuller Shtal)
Olga Sutulova ... Nina Tsvetkova
Gabriel Byrne ... Parker (as Gebriel Birn)
Mikhail Efremov ... Omelchenko
Aleksandr Abdulov ... Chigasov
Vladimir Ilin ... Malinin
Alyona Stebunova Alyona Stebunova ... Sonya Krasko
Sergey Koltakov ... Zhdanov
David Verrey David Verrey ... Finli (as Devid Verrey)
Viktor Smirnov ... Tolkunov
Vadim Loginov Vadim Loginov ... Yura Krasko (v detstve)
Marat Basharov Marat Basharov ... Yura Krasko
Zhanna Nesterenko Zhanna Nesterenko ... Sima Krasko (v detstve)... (as Zhanna Kostenko)
Aleksandra Kulikova Aleksandra Kulikova ... Sima Krasko
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When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a young and idealist police officer and together they will fight for their own survival and the survival of the people in the besieged Leningrad. Written by Marcio Eduardo

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Some fight. Others fall. All are heroes.

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Drama | War

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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(at around 6 mins) The Wehrmacht did not have any tank with a muzzle brake in 1941. See more »

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Edited from Leningrad (2007) See more »

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Arise, Patriot
Written by Vasiliy Lebedev-Kumach (as V. Lebedev-Kumach)
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the budget was too low
6 November 2010 | by wvisser-leusdenSee all my reviews

With a larger budget 'Leningrad' would have been great.

All ingredients are there. Above all, one of the most horrible scenes in history of mankind: the Nazi-siege + deliberate starvation of Leningrad, nowadays St. Petersburg. Russia's second city, renowned for its magnificent architecture. This siege from 1941-'44 caused a few million casualties, and an unending amount of human suffering.

'Leningrad' deserves praise for its research: the wartime Soviet-society from Stalin's days is well reflected. The film also is adequately in touch with the harshness of the North Russian winter. And the almost unparallelled tragedy of this siege comes out beyond doubt.

After this we arrive at 'Leningrad's weak points: its acting is barely adequate, and its shooting no more than mediocre. A severe tragedy like this surely deserves a lot more dignity and respect than shown here.


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18 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Attack on Leningrad See more »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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