Director: Igor Kopylov
Cast: Sergey Zharkov, Ivan Batarev, Oleg Gayanov, Alexander Bukharov
A Red Army company has suffered great losses in recent battles. Despite this, it is ordered to hold the village of Ovsyannikovo at all costs until reinforcements arrive. The Battles of Rzhev were a series of attempts by the Soviet armies to push back the German troops from Moscow from January 1942 to March 1943. Historians believe up to 2.3 million Russians were killed or wounded in the fighting, which earned it the nickname, “Meat Grinder.” Rzhev has been acclaimed by critics as an, “extremely honest and truthful war movie”.