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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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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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
Borislav Borisenko Borislav Borisenko
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 ... Fomich
Andrey Gusev ... Pavel Nosov
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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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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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The ballad
16 April 2015 | by paladierSee all my reviews

This was one of the greatest movies I have ever watched. Absolutely amazing. It is definitely longer than your average eat-popcorn-drink- soda-sleep-on-the-couch movie. But it has everything you might expect from a movie so long: you have the story of a Soviet pilot during WW2 which finds himself in enemy's territory. Then, you have the guerrilla wars between the Nazis and the Soviets. Also, the friendships formed during war, the life of civilians during these times and of course, the best of them all, the main love story which is absolutely brilliant. Recommended for anyone who has some spare hours and wishes to see a masterpiece!


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (DTS 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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