Rent Battle for Sevastopol (2015)

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1h 58min
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Synopsis:
On 22 June 1941 the German war Axis launches 'Operation Barbarossa', with four million troops invading the Soviet Union. By the late autumn Sevastopol, a strategic port in the Crimea on the Black Sea, was still standing defiant. Ayoimg Ukrainian recruit, exhibiting impressive skill and prowess with a rifle, proves her immense value to the Red Army as a crack-sniper, notching up 309 lulls as testament to her marksmanship, making her the number 1 female sniper of WWII, beating the tallies of many of her male compatriots.
'Battle for Sevastopol' is the thrilling true story of individual courage and prowess during a prolonged and tempestuous siege against a mighty oppressor less than two years into the Second World War.
Actors:
, , , , , , Stanislav Boklan, Natella Abeleva-Taganova, Sergey Anashkin, , , Sergey Bondarenko, Zaza Chanturiya, Gennadiy Chentsov, Aleksandr Denisenko, , Andrew Franchuk, Aleksandr Gereles, Sergey Kalyuka, Valentin Kasyan
Directors:
Producers:
Mila Rozanova, Ulyana Saveleva
Voiced By:
Viktor Grigorev
Writers:
Maksim Budarin, Maksim Dankevich, Leonid Korin, Sergey Mokritskiy, Egor Olesov
Aka:
Bitva za Sevastopol
Studio:
Arrow Films
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama
Countries:
Ukraine, Action & Adventure, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/05/2016
Run Time:
118 minutes
Languages:
Russian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (1) of Battle for Sevastopol

A good war movie in the Russian tradition - Battle for Sevastopol review by PJ

Spoiler Alert
11/03/2019

Battle for Sevastopol is a 2015 biographical war film about Lyudmila Pavlichenko, a young Soviet woman who joined the Red Army to fight the Nazi invasion of the USSR during WWII. The movie revolves around the events of the siege of Odessa and the siege of Sevastopol. Against the backdrop of the war, the heroine gets involved romantically with various men.

L Pavlichenko became a very successful sniper, killing over 300 enemy soldiers during the war. She is one of the top Russian/ Soviet snipers of all times and, allegedly, the female sniper with the highest kill number of all times.

The movie is well-made in the Russian tradition. It is a good war movie and there is humour, here and there. There is, however, something a little bit predictable about the story (but it is in fact a true story...), which has, perhaps, more to do with the way the film is shot. It's hard to say what it is, but there is something that is missing, which could have turned what is a good war movie into an unforgettable war epic.

Also, living conditions in Stalin's USSR cannot have been as comfortable as shown in the film, I would have thought, more particularly when it comes to food supplies, which appear plentiful!

Still, it is a good film that I would recommend. And the central character was certainly an extraordinary person.

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