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Battle for Sevastopol (2015)

Bitva za Sevastopol (original title)
A story of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the most successful female sniper in history.

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Sergey Mokritskiy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yuliya Peresild ... Lyudmila Pavlichenko
Evgeniy Tsyganov ... Leonid Kitsenko
Oleg Vasilkov ... Makarov
Nikita Tarasov ... Boris
Joan Blackham ... Eleanora Ruzvelt (as Dzhoan Blekkhem)
Polina Pakhomova Polina Pakhomova ... Masha
Vladimir Lilitskiy Vladimir Lilitskiy ... Grisha
Anatoliy Kot Anatoliy Kot ... Nikolay
Natella Abeleva-Taganova Natella Abeleva-Taganova ... Sonya
Valeriy Grishko Valeriy Grishko ... General Petrov
Sergey Barkovskiy Sergey Barkovskiy ... Admiral Oktyabrskiy
Vitaliy Linetskiy ... Mayor KMB
Sergey Puskepalis ... Komandir
Gennadiy Chentsov Gennadiy Chentsov ... Komissar
Svetlana Osadchenko Svetlana Osadchenko ... Devochka-chtets
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Storyline

The breakout of the war shatters the world of a young student, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, forcing her to enlist in the army in 1941. The maiden turns out to be a natural-born sniper, her impressive skill and prowess make her stand out among men and women alike. Seeing Pavlichenko as a tangible threat, the German High Command gives orders to eliminate the girl whatever the cost. In the meanwhile, Lyudmila meets a man and falls in love. War fades into the background... Soon, however, another misfortune befalls Lyudmila leaving the man she loves on the brink of death and herself seriously wounded. The girl is pulled out of combat and later goes to the United States with a publicity visit. Eleanor Roosevelt welcomes Lyudmila in the White House and the two women soon become close. It won't be long before Pavlichenko stands before an audience in Chicago pressing for a second front. Will her words have the capacity to change the course of war? Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Ukraine | Russia

Language:

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Release Date:

2 April 2015 (Ukraine) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,641,336
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Lyudmila Mikhaylovna Pavlichenko was born on July 11, 1916, in Belaya Tserkov, Vasilkovskiy uezd, Kievskaya guberniya, Russian Empire [now Bila Tserkva, Kyyivska oblast, Ukraine]. She died on October 27, 1974, at the age of 58, in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia]. The total of her confirmed kills during World War II was 309, including 36 enemy snipers. See more »

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At 13:15 when US fund raising girls walk into the hall (1942), a modern 2000's Hong Kong $20 note can be seen inserted into one of the boxes. See more »

Quotes

Lyudmila Pavlichenko: Gentlemen, I am 25 years old and I have killed 309 fascist invaders by now. Don't you think, gentlemen, that you have been hiding behind my back for too long?
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Misnamed movie--a great character study
15 January 2017 | by raff-ellisSee all my reviews

First of all the movie is misnamed. It is no more about the battle for Sevastopol than Dr. Zhivago was about the Russian Revolution. A better title might have been, "Lyudmila's War." This was an excellent character study of the battle between the inhumanity of war and the humanity of the people who are forced to wage it. I found the film to be very well done and once into it, had to see it through. The war scenes were vivid and believable, and the characters were played realistically. One could see the changes that overcame the heroine, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, who was initially tepid about killing but warmed to the task--to the point of actually relishing in it. She reveled in competing with men--even in an environment that was nominally committed to gender equality. We witnessed a transformation from a studious girl, who was never appreciated by her stern military father, to a killing machine (who refused to leave the battlefield, even when seriously wounded)--with snatches of the frailties of emerging womanhood. It is a complex tale, one that should be watched at least twice to realize its full impact.


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