They Fought for Their Motherland (1975)

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In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Russian army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while the retreating Russian troops cross the bridge. While they move back to the Russian territory through the countryside, the soldiers show their companionship, sentiments, fears and heroism to defend their motherland.

GENRES:  History • War
DIRECTION:  Sergey Bondarchuk  •  Vladimir Dostal

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Cast & Characters

Vasiliy Shukshin Piotr Lopakhin
Vyacheslav Tikhonov Nikolay Strel'tsov
Sergey Bondarchuk Ivan Zvyagintsev
Yuriy Nikulin Nekrasov
Georgi Burkov pvt. Alexander Kopytovsky
Ivan Lapikov Poprischenko
Nikolai Gubenko Lieutenant
Nonna Mordyukova Natalya Stepanovna
Nikolay Volkov pvt. Nikiforov
Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy Doctor
Lidiya Fedoseyeva-Shukshina Glasha
Andrei Rostotsky

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