In December 2019 Russian minister of culture of that time Vladimir Medinsky suggested to include the movie into the obligatory school program. See more »
Such physical punishments in the army during and after the Napoleon wars were not proceeded, since they were cancelled by the order of commander Yakov Potemkin- THey were only introduced in 1820 by commander Schwartz. See more »
Russia is making Hollywood look juvenile by comparison when they make films like this.
This movie is stunning and the story is extremely engaging.
I recommend this to everyone. It's much more classical and well made than any American movie from the past 10 years.
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