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First Squad: The Moment of Truth (2009)

Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Drama | 2009 (Japan)
Set during the opening days of World War II on the Eastern Front. Its main cast are a group of Soviet teenagers with extraordinary abilities; the teenagers have been drafted to form a ... See full summary »

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Aljosha Klimov (story), Misha Shprits (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elena Chebaturkina Elena Chebaturkina ... Nadya (voice)
Mikhail Tikhonov Mikhail Tikhonov ... Leo (voice) (as Michael Tikhonov)
Damir Eldarov Damir Eldarov ... Marat / Butcher (voice)
Ludmila Shuvalova Ludmila Shuvalova ... Zena (voice)
Irina Savina ... Valya (voice)
Sergey Nabiev Sergey Nabiev ... Baron Von Wolff (voice) (as Sergei Aisman)
Aleksandr Gruzdev Aleksandr Gruzdev ... General Below (voice)
Rudolf Pankov ... Monk (voice)
Nikita Semyonov-Prozorovskiy Nikita Semyonov-Prozorovskiy ... Obergruppenführer SS Linz / MC (voice) (as Nikita Prozorovsky)
Olga Golovanova ... Twins / Nadya's Mother (voice)
Michael Beskorovainy Michael Beskorovainy ... Hunchback (voice)
Artem Kipnis Artem Kipnis ... Doctor (voice)
Vladimir Yakanin Vladimir Yakanin ... Gennadi Titov
Igor Tomilov Igor Tomilov ... Igor Domanov
Georgiy Martirosyan ... Arkadi Yugan
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Storyline

Set during the opening days of World War II on the Eastern Front. Its main cast are a group of Soviet teenagers with extraordinary abilities; the teenagers have been drafted to form a special unit to fight the invading German army. They are opposed by a Schutzstaffel (SS) officer who is attempting to raise from the dead a supernatural army of crusaders from the 12th-century Order of the Sacred Cross and enlist them in the Nazi cause. Written by ANN

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Trivia

The film intercuts with interviews from real life Soviet World War II veterans. See more »

Goofs

Film credits show Ivan Prohorov playing Gennadi Sergeev, but it is the other way around: Actor Gennadi Sergeev is playing character Ivan. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 'Studio 4°C / Molot Entertainment Inc.' (Sony Home entertainment) DVD issue (of 2009) runs LESS THAN AN HOUR, at just 57minutes and has none of the interviews and/or historical interludes in it. See more »

Connections

References Alexander Nevsky (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Ephemeral
Performed by DJ Krush
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Unusual way to tell a WWII story
18 October 2009 | by Krush_BurnerSee all my reviews

Well, I saw it just a few hours ago and must admit it was good - not great, not a masterpiece, but still well made story. Although I'm not a die-hard anime fan, this one looks interesting. Storyline revolves around a battle between secret Nazi and Soviet organizations which uses supernatural powers to win the war on Eastern front. Germans summon the spirit of an evil Teutonic knight and his minons, so the Soviets try to stop them with help of The First Squad - a group of teenagers with paranormal abilities. As for me, it sounds promising. Besides, story got a nice style anyway. If you're want to see some unusual story about the WWII, you gotta see that one.


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2009 (Japan) See more »

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$292,377
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