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Fortress of War (2010)

Brestskaya krepost (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 4 November 2010 (Belarus)
A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Soviet troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days.

Director:

Aleksandr Kott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksey Kopashov Aleksey Kopashov ... Sashka Akimov (as Alyosha Kopashov)
Andrey Merzlikin ... Kizhevatov
Pavel Derevyanko ... Fomin
Aleksandr Korshunov Aleksandr Korshunov ... Gavrilov
Maksim Kostromykin ... Kolka
Anna Tsukanova-Kott ... Sonya (as Anna Tsukanova)
Sergey Tsepov Sergey Tsepov ... Zubachev
Benik Arakelyan Benik Arakelyan ... Matevosyan
Mikhail Pavlik ... Vaynshteyn
Sergey Vlasov Sergey Vlasov ... Kavalyonak
Aleksandr Sirin ... Maslov
Evgeniy Tsyganov ... Pochernikov
Tatyana Kamina Tatyana Kamina ... Shura Pochernikova
Veronika Nikonova Veronika Nikonova ... Anya Kizhevatova
Yana Esipovich Yana Esipovich ... Zhena Kizhevatova
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Storyline

The film shows the heroic defense of the Brest Fortress, which had taken upon the first strike of German fascist invaders on June 22 1941. Story describes the events of the first days of the defense. The film tells about three main resistance zones, headed by the regiment commander, Pyotr Mikhailovich Gavrilov, the commissar Efim Moiseevich Fomin and the head of the 9th frontier outpost, Andrey Mitrofanovich Kizhevatov. Many years later veteran Alexander Akimov again and again recalls the memories of the time, when he, then a 15 year old Sasha Akimov was deeply in love with the beautiful Anya and suddenly found himself in the middle of the bloody events of war. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

In 1941 the Nazis attacked the Russian fortress at Brest. Surrender was not an option.

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

Belarus | Russia

Language:

Russian | Ukrainian | Belarusian

Release Date:

4 November 2010 (Belarus) See more »

Also Known As:

The Brest Fortress See more »

Filming Locations:

Brest, Belarus See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,569,371, 31 December 2010
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Sasha/Sashka finds Anya hiding in the wrecked store, a German soldier with a light machine gun enters and Sasha shoots him with his pistol. The German is wearing short, laced ankle boots and British-style canvas anklets. These low boots were issued only to rear-area troops from mid-1940, not to front-line soldiers who continued to wear high marching boots until 1943. See more »

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References Come and See (1985) See more »

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I've recommend it to all abroad friends
24 November 2011 | by chip1977See all my reviews

I like this movie considering all the crap films made in my country for last 20 years. From my view it has almost no propaganda (ok, I'm brainwashed already). Narrator probably is telling less that he could, so some plot points are not that clear, but the film keeps you at the screen for all the time.

And final note to some historians here: if you mention history background and occupation of Brest by Soviet Union in 1939, please go further and mention that it was taken by Poland from Russia in 1919, it was behind the Curzon line (the Poland people were not the majority of population) and should have stayed the Russian city.


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