Wounded as tank driver in 1941 during WWII, Kalashnikov sees the latest Soviet machine gun fail. As he's also an inventor, he starts looking for improvements and in 1947 ends up with AK-47 assault rifle.


Konstantin Buslov


Sergei Gorbunov (original idea), Anatoliy Usov (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yuriy Borisov ... Mikhail Kalashnikov
Olga Lerman ... Katya
Artur Smolyaninov ... Captain Lyutyy
Sergey Gazarov ... Krotov
Vitaliy Khaev ... Kurbatkin
Anatoliy Lobotskiy Anatoliy Lobotskiy ... Glukhov
Valeriy Barinov ... Degtyaryov
Valeriy Afanasev ... Marshal Voronov
Igor Khripunov Igor Khripunov ... Degtyaryov's Deputy
Aleksey Vertkov Aleksey Vertkov ... Lobov
Dmitriy Bogdan Dmitriy Bogdan ... Sudaev
Dmitriy Kulichkov Dmitriy Kulichkov ... Major Lebedev
Maksim Bityukov ... Kazakov
Seydulla Moldakhanov ... Lieutenant Colonel Basarov
Mikhail Gudoshnikov Mikhail Gudoshnikov ... Zhenya Kravchenko


Biographical film about the inventor and designer of small arms Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov. Today it is difficult to find a person who does not know this name. However, not everyone knows what a long and thorny path traveled a self-taught guy to create the legendary AK-47 weapon at the age of 28, which to this day is a symbol of the weapons thought of our time. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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AK and its modifications are the most common small arms. To this type (including licensed and unlicensed copies, as well as third-party developments based on the AK), belong up to 1/5 of all available small arms automatic weapons in the world. See more »


Near the end Kalashnikov is driving to his mother to the Altay region. However she didn't live there since 1930. See more »


Referenced in Evening Urgant: Yury Borisov/Netta (2020) See more »

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Accurate to the extreme! Militaria History Buffs must see !
22 October 2020 | by OzMovieWatcherSee all my reviews

Of all the Russian war movies I have seen, which are mostly laced with propaganda and predictable plots... This movie rates extreme best !

The accuracy is impeccable, not just in delivering the historic events, but accurately portraying the devout Christian person of Kalashnikov... he only wanted to win WW2, but his weapon destroyed so many in terrorism in the years to come, of which he recognized withy great remorse in his letter just before he died aged 94.

The film work and acting is without fault. Me as a military historian could only find miniscule faults such as an ironed and creased uniform in battle, and a few geographical errors.., but that is nothing...

This is a must see for all military and weapons history buffs.

This movie deserves international recognition.

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20 February 2020 (Russia) See more »

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