THEY FOUGHT FOR THEIR MOTHERLAND
ОНИ СРАЖАЛИСЬ ЗА РОДИНУ
DIRECTOR: SERGEI BONDARCHUK
CAST: VASILIY SHUKSHIN, VYACHESLAV TIKHONOV, SERGEI BONDARCHUK, YURI NIKULIN
- NOMINATED FOR PALM D’OR (CANNES FILM FESTIVAL)
It is July 1942, the army is retreating and a small group of exhausted soldiers, the last of their regiment, are defending a plot of land. Tank tracks and wilted grass are all a part of the surrounding scenery, making the struggle even more depressing for the soldiers. From Oscar winning director Sergei Bondarchuk (War and Peace) this is a powerful Biblical tale, portraying an absurd clash between the earth and the inhuman war machine, a metaphor of confrontation, eternal life and evil forces.