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  • #91
    I remember seeing a Russian movie in colour on ARTE about a boy somewhere in Western Russia which village was burnt down and its people burnt alive in the churche by Sondertruppen. I guess that would be the nr. 7 'Idi i Smotri'. Very cruel indeed; something you'll never forget.

    ps: about the movie 'No mans land'; it may not be russian and may not tell about WW2 (its about the absurdness of the war in former Yugoslavia) but its definitely one of the best anti-war movies of last years. Go and rent!

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    • #92
      Originally posted by volpetrolski
      I remember seeing a Russian movie in colour on ARTE about a boy somewhere in Western Russia which village was burnt down and its people burnt alive in the churche by Sondertruppen. I guess that would be the nr. 7 'Idi i Smotri'. Very cruel indeed; something you'll never forget.
      Yes, it was "Idi i smotri".

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      • #93
        http://www.russianbuy.com/product_info.php?item=2373

        It is the excellent movie "Vyzyvaem ogon' na sebia" ("We ask fire on our location")

        It is about Soviet partisans who got access to German airfield with bombers.

        It is based on real facts, main hero of this movie is Anna Morozova who got rank of a Hero of Soviet Union.

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        • #94
          andrey, than you for all of this links they are very helpfull. I have been trying to find Russian wwII movies for a long time but in the west all there is to find is "ballad of the soldier" "cranes are flying" and "come and see". Thanks alot this was a good help

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          • #95
            Hello.

            I corrected my list and added some more links to it.

            And do not think that the movies in the bottom of my list are not so good!!!! It is only the list, ALL the movies are excellent

            Top 10 movies:

            1.
            http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0073488/
            http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...IDCLICKED=1413
            Они сражались за Родину (Oni srazhalis za rodinu) (1975)
            ("They fought for the Motherland") It is one of the best Soviet military movies, a lot of the most famous Soviet actors played in the movie.
            It is the summer of 1942... The remainders of a broken regiment are retreating in the region of the Don. The Germans are going to Stalingrad. The regiment lost the most part of its men, these guys fought and retreat for a very long time but they do not run, they retreat in an order and continue to fight when the command orders to defend the positions. I suppose that it is the best of the best.

            2.
            http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0057717/
            http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...EIDCLICKED=393
            Живые и мертвые (Zhivye i miortvye) (1963)
            ("Alive and dead") - It is one of the best military movies. It is about the events of 1941, it is based on famous novel of Konstantin Simonov.
            A military journalist goes in a frontline in the first days of the war. He retreats together with the troops up to Moscow.

            3.
            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0212194/
            http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...IDCLICKED=1103
            Горячий снег (Goryachij sneg) (1972)
            ("Hot snow") - It is one of the best military movies. It is December of 1942. The tanks of German General Got are trying to breakthrough to Stalingrad where the Pauluss German troops are encircled. It is a story about the feat of the soldiers of the Soviet 2nd Guard Army, who stopped the troops of Got and provided the success in Stalingrad.
            The main heroes of the movie are the soldiers of an anti-tank battery and the Soviet general, who has to see how his infantry is dying in the combat against the German panzers but he is waiting a good moment for sending his last reserves, a tank unit, in a counterattack.

            4.
            http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0063333/
            http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/product....1435&sku=34902
            На войне как на войне (Na voine, kak na voine) (1968)
            ("At war is at war") It is one of the best military movies. It is the summer of 1943. A young junior lieutenant arrives in self-propelled guns unit as the commander of a self-propelled gun. He will come in his first combat soon and he is nervous... The song from this movie is an unofficial hymn of the Soviet/Russian tankmen.

            5.
            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088777/
            http://www.russianbuy.com/product_info.php?item=2294
            Батальоны просят огня (Batalony prosiat ognia) (1985) (mini)
            ("Battalions asked for an artillery cover")- It is one of the best military movies. It is about the crossing of the Dnepr in 1943.
            A rifle regiment captured a bridgehead in the western bank of the Dnepr and is preparing to repel the enemy counterblow. They have hope on some artillery units which are on the eastern side of the river and which have to support those units

            6.
            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167900/
            Дом, в котором я живу (Dom, v kotorom ia zhivu) (1957)
            ("The house where I live") It is one of best Soviet movie, it is a very sad story about some generations of the people who live in a house for many years including WWII and about the fates of those people.

            7.
            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091251/
            http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...video&n=162391
            (there is an English version!)
            Иди и смотри (Idi i smotri) (1985)
            ("Come and see") - It is one of best movies about the partisans, it is a very brutal movie. Its start is quite but in the end a spectator will be shocked. It is so a cruel movie as this movie was even forbidden in Eastern Germany in the time of the existence of USSR, in spite of the fact that Eastern Germany was considered a puppet of USSR in all questions.
            If you want to know what the Russians think about SS (and why do they think so) look this movie

            8.
            http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0151852/
            http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/product....1439&sku=36425
            http://www.russianbuy.com/product_in..._102&item=2189
            Освобождение (Osvobozhdenie) (1970) (mini)
            ("Liberation") - It is a five parts epic movie with the same heroes, its time of an action - from the Kursk Battle to the Berlin Operation. There are some propaganda stamps but it is really an epic movie.

            9.
            http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0067517/
            Офицеры (Ofitsery) (1971)
            ("Officers") A story of some generations of a Soviet officers family from Civil War to 70th. It is an excellent romantic movie.

            10.
            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068161/
            http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/product....9810&sku=34951
            http://www.russianbuy.com/product_info.php?item=17909
            http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/product....9810&sku=34951
            (there is an English version!)
            А зори здесь тихие (A zori zdes tikhie) (1972)
            ("Lovages are quite here") - This movie almost got "Oscar"
            A flak battery, equipped by girls-soldiers and a man-commander, is in a small village in the bank of a small lake in the Soviet rears in Karelia.
            Suddenly a woman from the battery saw a pair of German paratroopers in a forest. There is an important military object not far from that place so the battery commander sent a messenger to his command and decided to intercept a pair of the Germans himself together with five his subordinates-girls. He didnt know that the amount of the German paratroopers was much and much more than a pair of the Germans


            Other good movies:

            11.
            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0144111/
            Блокада: Лужский рубеж, Пулковский меридиан (Blokada: Luzhskii rubezh, Pulkovskii meredian) (1974)
            ("Blockade: Luga line, Pulkov meridian") - Part 1 of the large movie about the defense of Leningrad.

            12.
            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0315844/
            Блокада: Ленинградский метроном, Операция Искра (Blokada: Leningradskii metronom, Operatsiia Iskra) (1977)
            ("Blockade: Leningrad metronome, Operation "Spark") - Part 2 of the large movie about the defense of Leningrad.

            13.
            http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0069628/
            http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...E5%ED%ED%FB%E5
            Семнадцать мгновений весны (Semnadtsat mgnovenii vesny) (1973) (mini)
            ("17 moments of spring") It is one of the best Soviet movies. The names of the movie heroes became very famous. I read that there were no crimes when the movie was shown by the Soviet TV, all the population of USSR was nearly their TV sets at that time. Later this movie was used in the spy schools of KGB as a training material.
            It is the spring of 1945. Soviet spy Isaev (he is known as Shtandartenfuhrer SS Shtirlitz, a large scale member of SS security service in Berlin) got the order to know about the possible separate negotiations between an unknown German leader and a few representatives of the US intelligence...

            14.
            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052600/
            http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/product....9810&sku=26306
            http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...E5%ED%ED%FB%E5
            (there is an English version!)
            Баллада о солдате (Ballada o soldate) (1959)
            ("Ballade about soldier") - This movie got Oscar in USA - It is about a soldier, who got a some days leave for visiting his home in the summer of 1942.

            15.
            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0326450/
            http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/product....1439&sku=32478
            http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...E5%ED%ED%FB%E5
            Звезда (Zvezda) (2002)
            ("Star") - It is a very sad story about the group of the soviet army scouts in the rear of German troops.
            It is 1944. The local Soviet Command supposes that the Germans are preparing a counterblow but has no reliable recon info. Two groups of army scouts have crossed the frontline and disappeared without a trace. The third last group of scouts (their radio nickname is Star) crossed a frontline and began to gather recon data in the German rears. And a young girl-radio operator (she loves lieutenant Travkin, the commander of the scout group Star) in a Soviet headquarters repeats again and again every day: I am Land, I am Land. Land is calling up Star. Star, answer to Land
            This movie is made in the best traditions of the Soviet cinema.
            And take care, there is other movie Star about the same events, it is the movie of 40th years of XX Century!

            16.
            http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0070861/
            http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/product....1435&sku=32432
            http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...E5%ED%ED%FB%E5
            В бой идут одни старики (V boi idut odni stariki) (1973)
            ("Only veterans come in battle") - It is a movie about a squadron of fighters in the summer of 1944.
            A few new green pilots arrived in the squadron. They want to go in a combat immediately

            17.
            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053628/
            http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...E5%ED%ED%FB%E5
            Балтийское небо. 2 серия (Baltiiskoye nebo - 1 seriia) (1960)
            ("Baltic sky. Part 1") - It is a movie about a fighter unit in blockade Leningrad.

            18.
            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054659/
            http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...E5%ED%ED%FB%E5
            Балтийское небо. 2 серия (Baltiiskoe nebo - 2 seriia) (1960)
            ("Baltic sky. Part 2") It is the continuation of the first part.

            19.
            http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0059529/
            http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...E5%ED%ED%FB%E5
            Обыкновенный фашизм (Obyknovennyi fashizm) (1965)
            ("Usual Fascism") - It is a very good documentary film about Fascism ("Nazism" in the West) and its crimes. It is a Russian perspective.

            20.
            http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0053317/
            http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/product....9810&sku=30790
            http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...E5%ED%ED%FB%E5
            (There is an English version)
            Судьба человека (Sudba cheloveka) (1959)
            ("The fate of the man") - It is a very good story about the fate of a Soviet soldier.

            21.
            http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0055181/
            http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...E5%ED%ED%FB%E5
            Мир входящему (Mir vkhodyashchemu) (1961)
            ("Peace for incoming one") - It is a very good movie. A single soviet truck is moving through Germany in the last days of the war. A German pregnant woman asked to help...

            22.
            http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0050634/
            http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/product....9810&sku=26309
            http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...E5%ED%ED%FB%E5
            (there is an English version!)
            Летят журавли (Letiat zhuravli) (1957)
            ("Cranes are flying") - This movie got "Oscar" in USA. A young man is coming at the war, his girl is waiting for him...

            23.
            http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0175809/
            http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...E5%ED%ED%FB%E5
            Хроника пикирующего бомбардировщика (Khronika pikiruyushchego bombardirovshchika) (1967)
            ("The Chronicle of the diving bomber") - This movie is about some days of the life of a crew of a Soviet Pe-2 bomber.

            24.
            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049001/
            Бессмертный гарнизон (Bessmertnyi garnizon) (1956)
            ("Unfading garrison") - It is about the feat of the garrison of the Brest Fortress (It was a Soviet/Russian "Alamo") which was encircled in the first day of the war but fought for a month without of hope and didn't surrender.

            25.
            http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0141666/
            Нормандия-Неман (Normandie Nimen) (1960)
            ("Normandy- Neman") - This movie describes the actions of the very famous in USSR French fighter squadron (later - the regiment) "Normandy" which fought in the Soviet-German front under Soviet command. Four French pilots became Heroes of Soviet Union. I saw an interview with one of them when the former pilot said that the movie is very exact.

            26.
            http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0067625/
            http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...E5%ED%ED%FB%E5
            Проверка на дорогах (Proverka na dorogakh) (1971)
            ("Checking in roads") - This movie was not shown in USSR before Gorbatchev's Perestroyka. There was a partisan detachment. Suddenly a Soviet soldier, who was a POW and joined to Vlasov's pro-German troops for surviving, came to the partisans and said that he wants to fight against the Germans. How to treat with him? The soldiers of the Red Army had the order to not surrender but this soldier even is suited in an enemy uniform. Who is that guy betrayer or a patriot who temporally dressed enemy uniform for escaping from a concentration camp? The command of the partisan detachment decided to check his in combat conditions

            27.
            http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0062523/
            http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/product....1439&sku=29172
            http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/product....9810&sku=29172
            http://www.russianbuy.com/product_info.php?item=12915
            http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...E5%ED%ED%FB%E5
            (There is an English version)
            Женя, Женечка и Катюша (Zhenia, Zhenechka i 'Katiusha') (1967)
            (Only names so it is nothing to translate) - This movie was not shown in USSR before Gorbatchev's Perestroyka. It is a sad comedy about love in a war. Romantic intelligent 18-years old Zhenia from Moscow serves in Katysha unit. He loves the girl-signaller who also has name Zhenia, blandly Zhenechka

            28.
            http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0262052/
            http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/product....9810&sku=24115
            http://www.russianbuy.com/product_info.php?item=3092
            http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...E5%ED%ED%FB%E5
            (There is an English version)
            Торпедоносцы (Torpedonostsy) (1983)
            ("Torpedo Bombers") - It is a movie about one week of the life of some pilots of the torpedo-bombers of the Soviet Northern Fleet during the WWII.

            29.
            http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0209212/
            Отряд (Otriad) (1984)
            ("The Detachment") A group of Soviet soldiers were working separately from their unit when the war began. Suddenly they understood that they are in the German rears. They have no weapon but they decide to go in the East for the connection with the Soviet troops.

            30.
            http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0089828/
            Порох (Porokh) (1985)
            ("Powder") - It is about a few first days of the Leningrad blockade. A civilian specialist got the order to provide at any price transferring of the powder stores from Kronshtadt (Naval Base on an island nearly Leningrad) to Leningrad. This movie shows how horrific was that war.

            31.
            http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0314947/
            Жаворонок (Zhavoronok) (1964)
            ("A Lark") the Germans decided to check the ability of their brand-new anti-tank guns against a really moving T-34. They ordered for some POWs to be the crew of the T-34 (without ammo) and to move on the road...

            32.
            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065507/
            http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...E5%ED%ED%FB%E5
            Был месяц май (Byl mesiats mai) (1970) (TV)
            ("It was in May") A small group of the Soviet soldiers live in the house of a rich German peasant in May of 1945, it is a few days after the victory...

            33.
            http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0040601/
            Молодая гвардия (Molodaia gvardiia) (1948)
            ("Young guard") There is 1942. The Germans occupied the town of Volgodonsk in the region of the Don. A group of former schoolboys decided to fight against the Germans. They organized the underground organization The Young Guard. And they began to act It is based on real events.

            34.
            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051541/
            Добровольцы (Dobrovoltsy) (1958)
            ("Volunteers") - It is a very good romantic movie about three friends and their friendship for many years from 30th to 50th years of XX Century.


            Some additional movies

            35. http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/product....1435&sku=33478
            Четыре танкиста и собака (Chetyre tankista I sobaka)
            Four tankmen and the dog - It is a legendary movie. It is the Polish mini TV-series which was very popular in USSR. Practically the every man, who was a Soviet boy in 70th-80th, remember this movie, it was the favorite movie of all the Soviet boys of that time.
            This movie (app. 25-30 parts, it was very many for Soviet TV) was about the actions of the Polish crew of a T-34 of the Polish troops which were equipped with Polish uniform and with Soviet weapon and which fought against the Germans together with the Red Army in 1944-45.
            This crew had an additional crewmember - the dog with the popular Russian dog's name "Sharik". This dog saved the lives of the brave tankmen some times.

            36. http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/product....1435&sku=33027
            Аты-баты, шли солдаты (Aty-baty, shli soldaty)
            One-two-three, soldiers are going - This movie is about an anti-tank infantry platoon which gets training in Soviet rears not far from a frontline in the winter of 1944.
            Suddenly a wounded general said to platoon commander that the encircled German troops broke through the encirclement and are approaching to this place where there is a hospital with the wounded and where there is the only one military force - this anti-tank infantry platoon

            37. http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/product...29810&sku=29343
            http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...E5%ED%ED%FB%E5
            (There is an English version)
            Отец солдата (Otetz soldata)
            The father of the soldier - In 1941 an old Georgian arrived in an infantry unit for meeting with his son. But the Germans began the advance and the old Georgian asks to permit him to join to the unit and to fight. The command let him to become a soldier. He fights and asks everywhere about his son

            38. http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.c...%E5%ED%ED%FB%E5
            Щит и меч (Shchit i mech)
            ("A shield and a sword") - The action of a movie begins in 1940. A Soviet spy got a mission to arrive in Germany as a refugee from the Baltic States and to join to the German Army. His mission is to make oneself a career. And he has to wait for a command from the Center

            39 http://www.russianbuy.com/product_info.php?item=2373
            http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...E5%ED%ED%FB%E5
            Вызываем огонь на себя (Vyzyvaem ogon' na sebia)
            "We ask fire on our location" - It is about the Soviet partisans who got an access to the German airfield where the bombers are based.
            It is based on real facts, the main hero of this movie is Anna Morozova who got the rank Hero of Soviet Union.


            And here is a food movie about the Chechen war, 17poundr asked about it
            http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/product....1435&sku=34436
            Честь имею (Chest imeiu)
            I have the honour It is about a company of Russian soldiers in Chechnya, it is based on real facts. The image of the Russian Army is very real according my personal army experience

            Also I want to mention that some of those movies are shown by the Russian TV every year at February, 23rd (The Day of the defender of the Motheland, in USSR it was called the day of the Soviet Army) and at May, 9th (the Day of the Victory).

            The movies, which the Russian TV often shows at every February, 23rd and May, 9th.
            Они сражались за Родину (#1)
            Живые и мертвые (#2)
            Горячий снег (#3)
            На войне как на войне (#4)
            Батальоны просят огня (#5)
            Освобождение (#8)
            Офицеры (#9)
            А зори здесь тихие (#10)
            Семнадцать мгновений весны (#13)
            Звезда (#15)
            В бой идут одни старики (#16)
            Хроника пикирующего бомбардировщика (#23)
            Женя, Женечка и Катюша (#27)
            Был месяц май (#32)
            Добровольцы (#34)
            Аты-баты, шли солдаты (#36)

            If you will see these movies you will know what movies about the war the Russians spectators see on their TV sets in Russia.
            Last edited by Andrey; 18 Mar 05, 21:32.

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            • #97
              And more ones.
              Attached Files

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              • #98
                I can add to best Russian (Soviet) war movies:
                -Goo-ga
                - Afganskiy izlom
                - Chistilische (about Chechen war. 1995)

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                • #99
                  Originally posted by dmi3
                  I can add to best Russian (Soviet) war movies:
                  -Goo-ga
                  Yes, it was a good movie about the soldiers of a penalty battalion. But I didn't find the link on this movie...

                  - Afganskiy izlom
                  Yes, it was a good movie. But I do not remember its details...

                  - Chistilische (about Chechen war. 1995)
                  I didn't like it. It is too biased and non-realistic movie. Its director, Alexander Nevzorov, is a too odious person.

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                  • Originally posted by Andrey
                    And more ones.
                    Hee some nice looking actresses in those films.

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                    • Here are two more movies:

                      http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...E5%ED%ED%FB%E5
                      Two soldiers (Два бойца)!!! It is a very famous movie that was produced in 1942, during WWII!!!. This movie was very popular in USSR during WWII. It is a movie about two friends-soldiers who are defending Leningrad. There are no many combats in this movie, it is a movie about the feelings of the soldiers.

                      The song Dark night (Темная ночь) from this movie was one of the best Soviet songs of WWII.


                      http://www.russianbeat.com/v_tree.cf...E5%ED%ED%FB%E5
                      A rise (Восхождение)

                      This movie is a drama about two partisans who came in a village but suddenly the Germans arrived

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                      • Thanks to Andrey for providing a comprehensive list (#95). I have just viewed "Come and See" and endorse the reviews of it being one of the best ever war films. A staggering performance by the 13 year old lead actor. I got the excellent re-mastered version - Russian with English subtitles rather than the Far Eastern 2 DVD set.
                        Shame that "Liberation" does not have English subtitles.
                        I will certainly be looking for other titles from the list with English subtitles.

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                        • Originally posted by Dave T
                          Thanks to Andrey for providing a comprehensive list (#95). I have just viewed "Come and See" and endorse the reviews of it being one of the best ever war films. A staggering performance by the 13 year old lead actor. I got the excellent re-mastered version - Russian with English subtitles rather than the Far Eastern 2 DVD set.
                          Shame that "Liberation" does not have English subtitles.
                          I will certainly be looking for other titles from the list with English subtitles.
                          If I found English subtitles while I was searching my list so I made a comment "there is an English version!". Look it in my list, the movies with such comment have English subtitles.

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                          • Russian War Movies

                            Yes, I see that now. Thanks again Andrey .

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                            • Got my copy of освобождение today 5 dvd in russian only.
                              пришло время практиковать мои новые навыки
                              “Die in peace my brothers, but die quietly, so that we hear nothing but the faintest echo of your suffering…”

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