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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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Storyline

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 »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Aragatsotn Province, Armenia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

RUR 96,288,116 (Russia), 5 February 2006, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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 »

Quotes

[last lines]
Konstantin Arkadyevich Chernov: Tyapa!
[pause]
Konstantin Arkadyevich Chernov: We finally met again, Tyapkin... Valentin Petrovich.
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Surprisingly well done
12 April 2006 | by GypsyGeoSee all my reviews

I was surprised by the quality of this film. Sure, the ending was hyped, but just look at American films. (Boys on bicycles flying past the moon?) Why can't foreign films use a little hype now and then. Nobody seems to claim this is a true story, and it isn't. It is a boys' fantasy. Perhaps a bit too much blood and gore to get a PG rating, but part from a few swear words (Mother who?) well I've seen worse. Quite a few kids are killed and suffer violence, Not much worse than "Goblet of Fire" really, but I think, if anything, they pulled their punches in the training scenes. Real kids commando training is very much rougher than they showed. I'd be happy for teens over the age of fifteen to watch it. The film deals with the subjects of attitudes to boys, boy bashing, and the use of child soldiers. It also has a lot of moral issues that can be discussed. On the whole, I'd like to see a film with English dubbing. it would be worth it. Well done, guys. The kids acted well, too.


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