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Svolochi (2006)

A "Hitlerjugend" kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious story from the eponymous book by Vladimir Kunin. The Red Army has a gang of ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrey Panin ... Vishnevetsky
Andrey Krasko ... Uncle Pasha
Aleksandr Golovin ... Kot
Sergei Rychenkov Sergei Rychenkov ... Tyapa
Vladimir Andreev Vladimir Andreev ... Konstantin Arkadyevich Chernov
Vladimir Kashpur ... Valentin Petrovich Tyapkin
Nikita Yerunov Nikita Yerunov ... Babay
Oleg Buganov Oleg Buganov ... Prince
Marius Shtandel Marius Shtandel ... Shket
Igor Yurtaev Igor Yurtaev ... Perch
Aleksandr Verbitsky Aleksandr Verbitsky ... Hare
Aleksei Sobolev Aleksei Sobolev ... Coachman
Velimir Rusakov ... Maestro
Dmitriy Gorevoy Dmitriy Gorevoy ... Skull (as Mitya Gorevoy)
Semyon Sivkov Semyon Sivkov ... Kaluga
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A "Hitlerjugend" kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious story from the eponymous book by Vladimir Kunin. The Red Army has a gang of juveniles for a clandestine operation against the Nazis. The boys are trained by a dangerous crime lord at a top secret boot camp. They are doomed to die in the mission, or after it, just to keep it a secret. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Action | Drama | War

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | German

Release Date:

2 February 2006 (Russia) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Aragatsotn Province, Armenia See more »

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Opening Weekend:

RUR 96,288,116 (Russia), 5 February 2006, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

While the film won the MTV Movie Awards, Russia for 2007, the famous director Vladimir Menshov refused to hand over the award. Vladimir Menshov gasped as he read the contents of the envelope, looked up and said: "I'm not going to hand over an award to a film that discredits country, let Pamela Anderson (another of the evening's presenters) do it instead". He then turned, dropped the envelope and stalked offstage, refusing to comment further. MTV Russia broadcast the ceremony live. See more »

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[last lines]
Konstantin Arkadyevich Chernov: Tyapa!
[pause]
Konstantin Arkadyevich Chernov: We finally met again, Tyapkin... Valentin Petrovich.
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So bad
9 May 2007 | by anastasia-sSee all my reviews

Foreigners might not know but in Russia the movie was at first promoted as "absolutely true story" which the author of the book survived himself. Thats why the attention to it was so great (to say nothing of the persistent advertising).

And then it turned out, quite all of a sudden, it was just the author's fantasy, it's not true, no kids were made terminators in the soviet time and sent to Nazis to heroically die. and there are even documents proving that is what Nazis tried to do!

The trick as you may have understood is soooo bad! To draw attention at any price? To rewrite history blaming soviet people for what they had never done? OK, we are grownups, we can just ignore the movie or its historical part, but what to do with kids who watched it... Alongside with the ongoing brainwashing how bad everything was at the soviet time. Making them ashamed for the past?

If our ministry of culture thinks suitable to sponsor such movies, i don't know what for culture they have there.

Apart from the history, the producers did everything to get tears out of us - poor kids in so hard conditions: hard life made them criminals (ah so) cruel power makes them kamikaze (oh really). such a fake. Would you watch this movie if characters were not that young?

And big thanks to Menshov, the producer of "Moscow doesn't believe in tears", a good movie made in the soviet time, for his refusing to give the award to Svolochi at some MTV ceremony. That was unbelievable and wonderful!

And today it's Victory Day in Russia and i would like to say thanks to all the people who saved the world from Nazis, who were dying for the better future for us. we will never forget that! We are immensely grateful!


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