Marshal Zhukov against the bandits of Odessa. The Truth About Elimination
1946 year. In a country of ruin and poverty, people begin to die of hunger. Crime is rising sharply. Armed gangs rob not only shops and warehouses. They take the last from people - clothes, food rations, bread, condemning whole families to poverty and even death. The war-drained militia lacks strength. It was in that terrible 1946 that Marshal Zhukov was sent to Odessa. Immediately rumors spread: in this city, the most difficult criminal situation, since Stalin sent Georgy Konstantinovich himself there.
Since then, more than 60 years have passed. But the legend about how Marshal Zhukov literally in a few days eliminated crime in Odessa, and still walks around the country. And no one can really figure out where truth ends and fiction begins.
In a documentary film, the authors try to understand what is true and what is myth in that long-standing storiesthat corresponds to reality, and that artistic fiction in the television series "Liquidation." The authors of the film miraculously managed to find real workers of the Odessa Criminal Investigation Department, who caught the bandits in 1946 year. Their stories, as well as the stories of contemporaries of Marshal Zhukov, his colleagues formed the basis of the film. It was possible to find Odessa citizens - historians, local historians, writers, who collected information bit by bit, hidden by the newspapers. The authors trace the connection between two famous films based on 1946 events of the year - “The meeting place cannot be changed” and “Liquidation”. The film is attended by the director of "Liquidation" Sergey Ursulyak.
Author: Irina Chernova
Director: Maxim Faytelberg
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