They Fought for Their Country (1975)

 ●  Russian ● Running Time: TBA

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In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Red army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while the retreating soviet troops cross the bridge. While they move back to the Russian territory through the countryside, the soldiers show their companionship, sentiments, fears and heroism to defend their motherland.
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Did you know? This was the last film of Vasiliy Shukshin. Read More
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as Piotr Lopakhin
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Old woman
as Alexandr Kopytovskij
as Assistant of doctor
as Poprischenko
Supporting Actor
as Lisichenko
as Lieutenant
Supporting Actor
as Natalya Stepanovna
as Ivan Zvyagintsev
Supporting Actress
as Nikolay Streltsov
Supporting Actor
as Nekrasov

Direction

First Assistant Director

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Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Music

Music Director

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Production Designer
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Russian
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
6-Track 70mm
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Goofs:
Revealing Mistakes
When the German BF-109 crashes into the Russian house, guide wires are clearly visible and one explosive at the point of impact goes off before the plane hits the ground.

Revealing Mistakes
The German Panzer-IV tanks all lack the turret machine gun which would have mounted parallel to the main barrel.
Trivia:
This was the last film of Vasiliy Shukshin.