I strongly recommend this movie to all except those who think that Communism was worse for Slavs than Nazism. The latter ones would probably consider it to be (jewish) Anti-German propaganda and should watch Der ewige Jude and Riefenstahl-movies instead.
The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German fascist invaders on June 22 1941. Story describes the events of the first days of 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 the veteran Alexander Akimov again and again recalls the memories of the time, when he, then a 15 years old Sasha Akimov was deeply in love with the beautiful Vera and suddenly found himself in the middle of the bloody events of war.
Sasha's prototype was Petya Klypa, one of few defendants of Brest Fortress, who have survived.
The film is not only a war story, relations between protagonists are also an important part of the film.
But the main idea of the film is best formulated in the scripture, found on the wall of one of casemates - 'die but don't surrender'.
This is a (incomplete) list of films based on Slavic mythology.
The Humpbacked Horse (1947) USSR - animation The Magic Sword (1950) Yugoslavia Sadko (1953) USSR Old Czech Legends (1953) Czechoslovakia - animation Ilya Muromets (1956) USSR Jack Frost (1964) USSR The Tale of Tsar Saltan (1966) USSR Ruslan and Lyudmila (1972) USSR The Hexer (2001) Poland An Ancient Tale: When the Sun Was a God (2003) Poland Volkodav from the Grey Hound Clan (2006) Russia Prince Vladimir (2006) Russia - animation Dobrynya Nikitich and Zmey Gorynych (2006) Russia - animation Young Volkodav (2007) Russia - TV series
Post by TsarSamuil on Jun 25, 2012 16:11:03 GMT -5
King Jan Sobieski to conquer screens.
theNews.pl 22.06.2012 18:00
A lavish international production portraying a Polish king's historic victory at Vienna in 1683 will be shown in cinemas in 50 countries across the world, its director has revealed.
Some 10,000 extras and 3000 horses were used in Italian film-maker Renzo Martinelli's epic about the Siege of Vienna, a turning-point in European history in which Polish King Jan III Sobieski helped repulse the Ottoman army from the gates of Vienna.
The role of the Polish monarch was taken by director and occasional actor Jerzy Skolimowski (Essential Killing, dir.), who was joined by other Polish thespians including Piotr Adamczyk, Alicja Bachleda-Curus and Daniel Olbrychski.
F. Murray Abraham, famed for playing Mozart's nemesis Salieri in Milos Foreman's Amadeus, plays the central role of Marco d'Aviano, a Capuchin friar who was an advisor at the court of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I in Vienna.
“In my opinion, I think that this film could change people's perceptions of Poland, by showing that it had the best cavalry in the world and saved Europe,” Martinelli said in an interview with the Polish edition of Newsweek magazine.
Scenes for the production were shot at various Polish locations, including the historic residences of Wilanow, Baranow Sandomierski and Lancut. Battlescenes were shot in Romania.
Martinelli is currently working on post-production, with cinematic distribution scheduled for October.Those countries not showing the film in cinemas will be able to screen the production in the format of a five-part television mini-series. (nh)
Post by TsarSamuil on May 24, 2013 14:05:45 GMT -5
Putin Wants Better Russian Movies.
SOCHI, May 26 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed on Friday to continue supporting the domestic film industry, but called on Russian filmmakers to produce movies that promote patriotic and moral values.
“I have said many times that the state can help produce movies, but it cannot force people to go and watch them,” Putin said at a meeting on the development of the Russian movie industry. “Slots for domestic movies can be reserved [at movie theaters], but the problem is what to fill those slots with.”
Putin said that the state had done a lot to help produce and promote Russian films, with financing of the domestic movie industry rising from 528.6 million rubles ($16.9 million) in 2000 to over 6.6 billion rubles ($211 million) in 2013.
The president said that Russians expect an appropriate return, and expressed the hope that filmmakers would put out more and more movies with content that meets viewers’ demands and promotes key social, cultural, patriotic and moral values.
However, these goals have not been attained so far, as foreign movies continue to dominate the Russian box office, while the share of Russian films in overall box-office receipts in Russia and the CIS states is only 15.5 percent, Putin said.
The president said that Russians are attracted to films that relay the essence of human relations and feelings, and choose between “good and bad” movies rather than Russian and foreign movies.
Putin cited several movies that came out in the past few years, including Admiral, Turkish Gambit, Faust and Legend Number 17, as evidence of how Russian films can compete with foreign blockbusters.
Post by TsarSamuil on Sept 5, 2013 12:44:22 GMT -5
Russia’s ‘Stalingrad’ Set for Chinese Box Office Debut.
MOSCOW, September 5 (RIA Novosti) – Russia will tap into the lucrative Chinese box office with the epic war drama “Stalingrad,” which is set to be the first Russian feature film to get wide release in China, Russia’s Culture Minister said Thursday.
Fyodor Bondarchuk’s movie about one of the bloodiest battles of World War II will screen in November in 3,200 of China’s 16,000 movie theaters, Vladimir Medinsky said in Moscow, according to a statement on the ministry’s website.
“Stalingrad” will be a trailblazer for Russian cinema: From now on, at least one Russian film per year will see wide release in China.
The deal is reciprocal – the same number of Chinese films will be screened in Russia, Medinsky said, during a meeting with the head of the Chinese State Administration for Radio, Film, and Television, Cai Fuchao.
China is the world’s second-biggest film market after the United States with a total box office of $2.7 billion in 2012, according to the Motion Picture Association of America. Russia comes ninth – with $1.2 billion.
Russia had 1,053 movie theaters with 3,228 screens as of summer 2013, according to a study by Nevafilm Research marketing analysis agency cited by RBC Daily last month.
“Stalingrad,” which had a budget of $30 million, is the first non-American movie made using IMAX technology. The film by Bondarchuk – whose father Sergei also was a director who won an Oscar in 1968 for epic war drama “War and Peace” – will hit Russian theaters on October 3. No plans for a stateside release have yet been announced.
The Nazi Wehrmacht spent five months in 1942-1943 trying to take the strategic city of Stalingrad on Volga River, but was eventually defeated by the Red Army. Combined losses and casualties on both sides exceeded 2 million.
Post by TsarSamuil on Oct 28, 2013 14:46:26 GMT -5
WWII Drama Sets All-Time Box Office Record in Russia.
MOSCOW, October 27 (RIA Novosti) – Fyodor Bondarchuk’s “Stalingrad,” Russia’s pick for foreign-language Oscar this year, has become the highest-grossing film in the history of the Russian box office, an industry publication said.
“Stalingrad” grossed 1.224 billion rubles ($38.49 million) in Russia ahead of this weekend, Kinometro.ru said Friday.
The previous leader, “The Irony of Fate 2,” a 2007 sequel to a hit sentimental Soviet-era comedy, grossed 1.223 billion rubles ($38.46 million) in Russia.
“Stalingrad” is a love story set in 1942 in the eponymous city on the Volga River, a site of one of the bloodiest battles fought between the Red Army and the Nazis.
The film, Russia’s first IMAX 3D production, had a budget of $30 million and was partially funded by the state.
The movie gathered generally mediocre reviews in the Russian press and scored 4.6 out of 10 on IMDb film database.
It was nevertheless been submitted by Russia for this year’s Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, however. The nominees are to be announced in mid-January.
TsarSamuil: Medicines aren't allowed to be sold on the market without a 15 year trial period, to determine short n long term effects. Sputnik just turned 1 year, others not even that, just months, how can we determine long term effects without the data from long term
Aug 24, 2021 11:22:20 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: exposure? Does anyone have a time machine to go 14 years or so into the future n come back n say whether we have good vaccines? Fear makes world abandon its own standards..Besides, vaccines for other illnesses that have been developed for YEARS actually
Aug 24, 2021 11:23:40 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: help. These covid vaccines are literally SHIT, why else do they demand you take 1, 2 n now 3 shots? The problem is also a disease becomes resilient if u administer a weak vaccine that doesn't do the job proper. Allow illness to survive just makes it strong
Aug 24, 2021 11:25:04 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: instead if we go by the book, we should all wait for a really good vaccine to take out the illness for good. Now...we may never get rid of it..but understandably the world economy has a hard time dealing with lock downs, but that is just needless panic
Aug 24, 2021 11:27:06 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: why Swe had fared well with country not being locked down? Because they are cold people, keeping distance was the thing before covid-19 was ever heard of, I hope world doesn't become like that, but some could use a little common sense n change in behavior.
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:12 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: It's no wonder covid hits so many Arabs in the country, stupid bastards..
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:38 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: If I go to H&M a new shirt, if an Arab wants to buy a pair of pants, not only is his whole family along, his friends, even his freaking grandmother is along n all chattering along in a big dumb group of ignorance..
Aug 24, 2021 11:33:05 GMT -5
Boro: Thx for the response. I'm not sure... It seems the vaccines work, at least people aren't dying of Covid. Those who get ill have a problem, it's not "just a flu". Maybe it's from a chinese laboratory, who knows...
Aug 24, 2021 13:46:55 GMT -5
Boro: I agree regarding Arabs..
Aug 24, 2021 13:50:39 GMT -5
Boro: Be glad, Sweden isn't overpopulated.
Aug 24, 2021 14:11:49 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: true, vaccines do help somewhat, maybe better than nothing..I hope in 2022 we can come out of this nightmare..
Aug 24, 2021 15:38:24 GMT -5
Boro: Horrible times, indeed.
Aug 24, 2021 15:47:41 GMT -5