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The Balkan Line (2019)

Balkanskiy rubezh (original title)
| Action, War | 2021 (USA)
After the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, the Yugoslav army pulls out of Kosovo region, leaving Serbian people at the mercy of the Albanian UCK terrorists. A small band of soldiers must take over the Slatina airport, and hold it until the Russian peacekeepers arrive.

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Andrey Volgin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Pampushnyy ... Andrej Satalov
Milena Radulovic ... Jasna
Yuriy Kutsenko ... Bek
Ravshana Kurkova ... Vera
Kirill Polukhin Kirill Polukhin ... Barmin
Sergey Marin Sergey Marin ... Slasc
Nodar Dzhanelidze Nodar Dzhanelidze ... Girej
Milos Bikovic ... Vuk
Aleksandar Radojicic Aleksandar Radojicic ... Fadilj
Gojko Mitic ... Milic
Aleksandar Sreckovic ... Smuk
Miodrag Radonjic ... Amir
Konstantin Solovyov ... Platov (as Konstantin Solovjev)
Dmitriy Frid Dmitriy Frid ... Stern
Svetlana Chuykina Svetlana Chuykina ... Marta
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Storyline

NATO bombs Belgrad March 1999 and the Serb army pulls out of Kosovo June. This leaves the Serbian minority in Kosovo unprotected from plundering, raping and murdering bandits targeting Serbs. 5 Russians are to take Kosovo's airport from such bandits and hold it until Russian peacekeepers arrive. Written by Scott Filtenborg

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Nikto krome nas (No one but us) See more »

Genres:

Action | War

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Trivia

At the end of the movie, in documentary archive scenes, you can see famous folk star Era Ojdanic in tears. See more »

Goofs

A British Land Rover has the steering wheel on the left-hand side. See more »

Quotes

Smuk: [holding a severed head] I brought you your friend! Come out to greet him!
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Edited into Balkanska medja: Episode #1.3 (2020) See more »

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Solid action movie
9 May 2019 | by wardtmarSee all my reviews

Whilst it was not the Siege at Jadotville per se, it brought a lot of other qualities to the screen. Some solid acting, albeit a bit more Russian than to my liking (you know, though as nails, wrestling a bear kind) the action sequences were spot on. I also like it very much when violence is unpredictable. It is in real life too. The horror of war lies in its unpredictability, the randomness with which the dead and alive are chosen. The backstories are ok, and yes there is some propaganda and Russian flagwaving in it. Just compare it to some of the American movies where everything is stars and stripes, I always take them with a ton of salt, too.

In war there is no good side, only losers. These heroes are the ones that took a loss too, for their beliefs, their family, their comrades. And everyone can feel for them, for there is a little hero in all of us. And we dream of one day being meaningful, too.

I like this better than the superhero movies of late. This type of film is a bit more mature, grim but not to the point where it gets unbelievable horror. It is a bit unrealistic in it's premises, but so was the fish my neighbour caught the other day. It still made for a great story.

I'm beginning to like Russian cinema, Belly Tigr,from 2012, also had this strange but likable feel. Doom lures, but we live on nonetheless. We accept fate but keep on trying even against all odds. It's a cultural thing, it must be.


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Official Sites:

Alpha Film [Russia]

Country:

Russia | Serbia

Language:

Serbian | Russian | Albanian | English | German

Release Date:

2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

RUR230,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,849,400
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Archangel Studios See more »
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