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A group of Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to two Russian women who have been living there.
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.
Recommended! Well worth watching. Realistic, Great big budget production. A poignant story. Very moving
I was very moved during this film. How historically accurate is a moot point. As a movie it was very realistic & obviously quite a lot of money was spent on it. This is reflected in the costumes & battle scenes. I thought it was an excellent movie & one that gave the centre stage to women at war as participating hero's rather than just background support for the male 'hero's'. It bears re-watching & makes me want to read up on the history of these ladies. The actresses themselves were fantastic & very believable. The story really engaged me. The fact that I was unfamiliar with any of the cast did not take away form the movie itself actually it added to it as one didn't know who would survive & who wouldn't. Oddly enough though I don't speak Russian the subtitles were excellent & makes the experience of watching it even more believable. Though it's sad & upsetting in places it bears re-watching. Recommended!
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