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Film for millions of people, not millions of dollars

War films made during the Soviet era remain unsurpassed in quality and acting. One of these film masterpieces is the famous film “They Fought for the Motherland”, directed by Sergey Bondarchuk. The film is largely famous. It has its own tragic notes and notes of the greatest patriotism. By the tragic pages of the film in terms of his filming include the death of Vasily Shukshin. Vasily Makarovich died directly while working on the film in the village of Kletskaya, Volgograd Region. The role of Shukshin - Lopakhin - was one of the central roles in the film. Death caught up with the remarkable Soviet actor (director, screenwriter and writer) 2 October 1974.

In the same year, 1974 was recognized as the best film of the year. For all history rolled in the USSR film Sergei Bondarchuk watched over 40 million viewers, which introduces it to the hall of the highest-grossing films in the history of Soviet cinema. Even modern kinohity not always able to repeat the success of "They fought for their homeland."

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In the film described, a whole galaxy of the greatest Soviet actors is engaged. In addition to the mentioned Vasily Shukshin, this is also George Burkov, Yuri Nikulin, Nonna Mordyukova, Andrei Rostotsky, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Yevgeny Samoilov, Sergey Bondarchuk himself, Innokenty Smoktunovsky. None of the above artists, unfortunately, did not survive. However, the memory of them will be stored in the hearts of millions of viewers for many years.
However, today other actors who were also involved in that wonderful war film live and continue to work. One of them is Irina Skobtseva, who recently celebrated her 85 anniversary. Irina Konstantinovna - widow Sergey Bondarchuk. Another great actress who played in the film, Tatiana Divine. Tatiana at the time of the shooting was just 17 years old. Her role is a young nurse. It was after her role in this film that Tatyana Andreevna decided to finally link her life with cinema and theatrical art. Today, one of Tatiana-Bozhok's favorite works is sounding films and animated films, among which are the Adventures of the Good Soldier Schweik.
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  1. pensioner
    pensioner 18 June 2013 12: 41
    Yes, what to talk about! Compared to the masters of Soviet cinema, current filmmakers are not even apprentices. With very few exceptions.
  2. Lech from ZATULINKI
    Lech from ZATULINKI 18 June 2013 12: 45
    I really like the film with BONDARCHUK's participation "THE FATE OF A MAN".

    The scene of a conversation in the Gestapo concentration camp with our soldier - it touched very much.
  3. apro
    apro 18 June 2013 13: 03
    For me there are two films about the war. They fought for their country and at war as in a war. In these films I see my grandfathers and uncles from a neighboring yard, this is about my Soviet childhood, I understand how they say and that they really need to win and return home by a man. Now this will not be able to do, and all current attempts to make a movie on this subject except disgust do not cause anything.
    1. svp67
      svp67 19 June 2013 01: 27
      Quote: apro
      For me there are two films about the war. They fought for their country and in war as in war.

      "You say Cancers," but how is "Chronicle of a Dive Bomber" evaluated?
  4. Prometey
    Prometey 18 June 2013 13: 58
    I admit that Soviet cinema is not attainable for today's Russian junk - there are no professional directors and screenwriters, no strong actors, no idea. Consumer goods are removed for "lower middle" minds. Sometimes good modern films like "Zvezda" slip through, but the rest is junk, the pursuit of profit, for the sake of the conjuncture.
    As for this film, I recognize the talent of V. Shukshin and the skill of S. Bondarchuk. But for some reason I never liked this film, most likely because of the actors G. Burkov and Shukshin himself - but it's just a matter of taste. But "Shield and Sword", "17 Moments of Spring", "Liberation", "War as in War", "Battalions Ask for Fire" are unsurpassed movie masterpieces hi
  5. pinecone
    pinecone 18 June 2013 15: 13
    In my opinion, Shukshin looks very good in this film, Burkov is not entirely out of place, and "17 Moments" is an outright lime tree, overloaded with scenes with famous actors of Soviet cinema in black SS uniform. And so all these Sturmführer, Haupt, Ober, Gruppen and so on flicker before our eyes.
  6. wulf66
    wulf66 18 June 2013 16: 46
    Then they made films about MAN! And now they are shooting a film-razukuha, an action, in other words, more exciting action, special effects and naked boobs, and under this balance you can drag any murk into the brains of the audience.
  7. Andrew 121
    Andrew 121 18 June 2013 21: 37
    Such films are made with a soul.
  8. pinecone
    pinecone 18 June 2013 22: 58
    An unsurpassed movie remains the "Exploit of the Scout", shot immediately after the war.
  9. a.hamster55
    a.hamster55 19 June 2013 09: 58
    I recommend introducing this movie into the school curriculum as 12 +. Yes, and many hot heads,
    wishing to quickly "make war" wherever it will help to think.
  10. creak
    creak 19 June 2013 21: 04
    S. Bondarchuk is undoubtedly a world-class master. But you can't say that about Fyodor - he never removed anything worthwhile, despite all the efforts and the availability of money. Oy, like many other "creative producers", are trying to compensate for the lack of talent by being close to power and flickering at all kinds of parties. As they say, nature rests on children.
  11. Motorist
    Motorist 23 June 2013 14: 32
    Our masterpiece for all time. Not that stupid Patton.