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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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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 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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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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A competent propagandist flick
19 January 2016 | by adcznrSee all my reviews

While it's very well shot, acted, propped and all, the black-and-white one-sidedness of this movie leaves no illusions - it's just a piece of propaganda. Patriotic, god-fearing feminists? Well, it's more subtle than the soviet era, more historically accurate but still - it leaves no space for moral ambiguities, shades of gray or doubt - they're heroines and don't you dare deny it! And if you disagree, try to find one good (or decent, or at least humanely portrayed) German in the movie from around a hundred depicted. It's perfectly worth watching, but the only review so far completely missed the point. It's a modern way of manufacturing social cohesion at home, and sympathetic opinions abroad, on par with Hollywood.


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