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Battalion (2015)

Batalon (original title)
Russia, 1917, WWI. This is the story of the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death, formed as part of an ill-conceived propaganda ploy by the Russian Provisional Government in late May of 1917.

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Dmitriy Meskhiev
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lesya Andreeva Lesya Andreeva ... Feklusha
Mariya Antonova Mariya Antonova ... Evdokiya Kolokolchikova
Mariya Aronova Mariya Aronova ... Mariya Bochkareva
Nikolay Auzin Nikolay Auzin ... Nikolay Seleznev
Marat Basharov Marat Basharov ... Aleksandr Kerenskiy
Margarita Bychkova ... mat Nadi
Sergey Byzgu Sergey Byzgu ... Afanasiy Bochkaryov
Valeriy Degtyar ... Ilya Tatishchev, general
Aleksey Dmitriev ... Pankrat
Polina Dudkina Polina Dudkina ... Galina Svistunova
Evgeniy Dyatlov Evgeniy Dyatlov ... Aleksey Tseplyaev, polkovnik
Khelga Filippova Khelga Filippova ... mat Toni
Konstantin Fisenko Konstantin Fisenko ... Ofitser
Arina Ivanova Arina Ivanova ... Sestra miloserdiya
Evgeniy Karpov Evgeniy Karpov ... General genshtaba
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Storyline

February 1917 revolution has affected mode of life in Russia and changed the course of Great War. Monarch has abdicated. In trenches, were the confrontation with Germans lasts for several years, Bolsheviks are very active with their propaganda. They call for making peace with enemy. Russian officers can actually do nothing without approval of so-called Soldiers Committees. The army is just near the stage of complete degradation. By order of Russian Provisional Government, attempting to strengthen the spirit, the female Death Battalion is established. In charge of the Battalion - Cavalier of St. George Maria Bochkareva. Death Battalion give the lead of courage, fortitude and composure, stiffen the spirit of soldiers and prove, that each of the female hero is worthy of the Warrior Title.

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Taglines:

Pervyy. Zhenskiy. Bessmertnyy. (First. Female. Immortal.)

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Action | Drama | History | War

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

20 February 2015 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

St. Petersburg, Russia

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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The movement of the heart
2 March 2019 | by nobuyuki_shinohSee all my reviews

When I first saw this film, I realized this is the film about the the story in WW1 which is similar to the short film "Procelain Unicorn", I am not quite a fan of the war movies but based on the history, this movie is undoubtedly described what really happened in the history. Firstly, the Russian army recruitment scene moves my heart and I deeply felt the desire of the Russian to win against German Army in the battle and this also describes the fighting spirit of the Russian people. Also, there is a scene which two women hugged each other indicates that behind the war there is love.


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