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17 Sep 2019 10:07 a.m. PST
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Cuprum217 Sep 2019 9:26 a.m. PST

Soviet feature film tells the story of the battle on the outer ring of encirclement. The script is based on a story of a real participant in events. Turn on English subtitles.

YouTube link

Mark 117 Sep 2019 1:09 p.m. PST


But long. Full feature film. I have only managed to find time to look at a couple bits. I will probably wind up watching the whole thing, more than once, to get all that I can out of it.

Good find -- thanks for the link!

(aka: Mk 1)

14Bore17 Sep 2019 1:35 p.m. PST

Haven't watched a Russian movie in awhile, English subtitles did come up so even better.

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2019 3:59 p.m. PST


So…no Simon Pegg, then?

Personal logo SBminisguy Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2019 8:07 a.m. PST

I'll definitely watch it, but the opening scenes made me laugh as the happy joyous carefree Soviet soldiers danced to Kalinka in the snow as they approached Stalingrad.

14Bore18 Sep 2019 12:03 p.m. PST

Just finished it, worth watching.Not some much Stalingrad as field fortifications.

Stephen Miller18 Sep 2019 3:05 p.m. PST

The Old West? don't think so. Is this another "Bug" strike?

Mark 118 Sep 2019 4:53 p.m. PST

I watched the whole thing. I think it's actually a 1980s or 90s production. Seems too campy for modern Russian stuff.

But if you can accept the campiness (the torrid affair between the lieutenant gun-battery commander and the nurse, but then he coldly orders her to drop the wounded soldier and load the gun, or the zampolit getting shot (no blood), clutching his stomach, and uttering pithy last words about being disappointed to get killed so early in his first firefight), it's pretty OK.

If nothing else, it really gives an early and strong impression of just how much work the gun crews had to do. Yeah you have horses to draw the guns, but you have 8 men's backs to be the brakes on the gun when you're going downhill. And you dig a pit for the gun, then you role it into the pit, check it out, then you role it out again and dig some more because it wasn't deep enough! And you get a bit of a feel for the fatalistic outlook that must have permeated the Red Army of WW2.

Not a whole lot more than an hour of COMBAT! with subtitles. But that's OK. I found it enjoyable and fascinating.

(aka: Mk 1)

Dynaman878919 Sep 2019 8:38 a.m. PST

Agree with Mark – it is better then I thought it would be after the last couple of Russian films I've seen (Stalingrad and Sixth Company) and their insanely over the top combat sequences. Still not really a great movie but decent.

Cuprum219 Sep 2019 7:54 p.m. PST

Happy and carefree Soviet soldiers are quite appropriate. A large German group has just been surrounded in Stalingrad. There is a Soviet offensive. And these are recruits, a fresh division. They still have a poor idea of ​​what awaits them.

The lieutenant at the gun, ordering the nurse to deliver shells, was shell-shocked. After a couple of minutes, he no longer remembers how a nurse appeared near him …

Fatalism is a significant feature of the Russian mentality))) "Do what you must, and something will happen – what should happen…"

I do not like the new Russian war films, with rare exceptions…

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