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Ballada o bombere (2011)

The Bomber (2011) / (Russian language title: Ballada o Bombere) Storyline During World War II, a soviet aircraft crashes on Nazi-occupied territory. But the pilot Grivtsov and his beloved ... See full summary »

Director:

Vitaliy Vorobyov

Writers:

Mikhail Veller (short story), Arkadiy Tigay (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nikita Efremov ... Kapitan Andrey Grivtsov
Ekaterina Astakhova Ekaterina Astakhova ... Katya
Aleksandr Davydov Aleksandr Davydov ... Starshiy leytenant Georgiy Linko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vladislav Abashin ... Grigoriy
Nina Antonova
Vilen Babichev ... Hilfspolizei
Egor Barinov Egor Barinov ... Mayor Deryabin
Taras Denisenko ... Doznavatel
Evgeniy Efremov Evgeniy Efremov ... Koval
Darya Ekamasova ... Lena
Alexander Fuchs Alexander Fuchs ... Adyutant Kholta (as Aleksandr Fuks)
Igor Gnezdilov Igor Gnezdilov ... Karchin
Yuriy Gurev Yuriy Gurev ... Fomich
Andrey Gusev ... Pavel Nosov
Aleksandr Ignatusha ... Politsay
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Storyline

The Bomber (2011) / (Russian language title: Ballada o Bombere) Storyline During World War II, a soviet aircraft crashes on Nazi-occupied territory. But the pilot Grivtsov and his beloved radio operator Katya miraculously survive. Another survivor is flight navigator Linko, who ejected from the plane. Each of them has to find his way and perform military tasks, return to his own forces and simply to stay alive. The situation becomes more complicated because of an act of sabotage, which has been committed before their take-off at the aerodrome. Honest Grivtsov gets on the bad side of the colonel of SMERSH by defending his friends. Instead of being granted a medal "Star" for his 100th flight, he is pronounced a traitor and is to be executed. Written by FILM.UA Group

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Now their life is at stake

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Action | Drama | War

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Details

Country:

Russia | Ukraine

Language:

Russian | German

Release Date:

26 June 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bomber See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pronto Film,Film.ua See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (DTS 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The squadron is flying the Tupolev Tu-2 bomber. It is considered by many authorities to be one of the best high-speed medium bombers of WWII, easily rivaling other comparable contemporary bombers, such as the Junkers Ju-88 flown by the Germans. Designed by Andrey Tupolev in the late 1930s when he was a political prisoner, its success is credited as one of the factors that led to his early release in 1944. See more »

Goofs

Captain Grivtsov is sent to Stalag 345, but that camp was in Ukraine and not Belorussia, and it was closed by the time the story takes place anyway. The only Stalag camp in use in the area by the time in question was Stalag 373, but Grivtsov, being an officer, should have been sent to the nearby Oflag. See more »

Connections

References Ballad of a Soldier (1959) See more »

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some may dislike Russian subtitles and the fact its 3 hours long.. I didn't!
9 January 2013 | by webbyman-577-111582See all my reviews

I'm also extremely surprised to see such a low rating on this film; I thought it was fantastic. I may not have watched it if I had seen its IMDb rating before hand, especially since I'm not usually a fan of long-winded films. Whilst maybe It was merely a 9/10 in my eyes, I've given it a deserving 10/10 to boost its ranking.

Set during world war 2, this action packed, 3 hour long, Russian war-time love story was originally meant to be a high budget Russian TV series. For those of you like me who struggle watching long films, I suggest splitting the film in two or three parts of thoroughly enjoyable viewing.

p.s If you're unsure, I suggest you ignore rating!


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