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Battle for Sevastopol (2015)

Bitva za Sevastopol (original title)
A story of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the most successful female sniper in history.

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Sergey Mokritskiy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yuliya Peresild ... Lyudmila Pavlichenko
Evgeniy Tsyganov ... Leonid Kitsenko
Oleg Vasilkov ... Makarov
Nikita Tarasov ... Boris
Joan Blackham ... Eleanora Ruzvelt (as Dzhoan Blekkhem)
Polina Pakhomova Polina Pakhomova ... Masha
Vladimir Lilitskiy Vladimir Lilitskiy ... Grisha
Anatoliy Kot Anatoliy Kot ... Nikolay
Natella Abeleva-Taganova Natella Abeleva-Taganova ... Sonya
Valeriy Grishko Valeriy Grishko ... General Petrov
Sergey Barkovskiy Sergey Barkovskiy ... Admiral Oktyabrskiy
Vitaliy Linetskiy ... Mayor KMB
Sergey Puskepalis ... Komandir
Gennadiy Chentsov Gennadiy Chentsov ... Komissar
Svetlana Osadchenko Svetlana Osadchenko ... Devochka-chtets
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Storyline

The breakout of the war shatters the world of a young student, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, forcing her to enlist in the army in 1941. The maiden turns out to be a natural-born sniper, her impressive skill and prowess make her stand out among men and women alike. Seeing Pavlichenko as a tangible threat, the German High Command gives orders to eliminate the girl whatever the cost. In the meanwhile, Lyudmila meets a man and falls in love. War fades into the background... Soon, however, another misfortune befalls Lyudmila leaving the man she loves on the brink of death and herself seriously wounded. The girl is pulled out of combat and later goes to the United States with a publicity visit. Eleanor Roosevelt welcomes Lyudmila in the White House and the two women soon become close. It won't be long before Pavlichenko stands before an audience in Chicago pressing for a second front. Will her words have the capacity to change the course of war? Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Ukraine | Russia

Language:

Russian | English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

2 April 2015 (Ukraine) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,641,336
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Lyudmila Mikhaylovna Pavlichenko was born on July 11, 1916, in Belaya Tserkov, Vasilkovskiy uezd, Kievskaya guberniya, Russian Empire [now Bila Tserkva, Kyyivska oblast, Ukraine]. She died on October 27, 1974, at the age of 58, in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia]. The total of her confirmed kills during World War II was 309, including 36 enemy snipers. See more »

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On at least two occasions during scenes in Washington, a man in Royal Air Force Uniform is seen in the background with the rank of Senior Aircraftman (a three bladed propellor). This rank was introduced in 1951, 9 years after the scenes took place. See more »

Quotes

Lyudmila Pavlichenko: Gentlemen, I am 25 years old and I have killed 309 fascist invaders by now. Don't you think, gentlemen, that you have been hiding behind my back for too long?
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Rollicking World War II Russian story.
7 June 2016 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Lyudmila Pavlichenko is a good student who can never match the ideals of her austere NKVD, Officer father. Then war breaks out and it is discovered that she is a crack shot. So she is made to join the snipers after the Germans invade in 1941 through Operation Barbarossa. She is also a woman with the needs of such and has already attracted a few suitors, one is aspiring doctor – however, she is more enamoured with her commanding officer.

The fates of war mean that you must seize today what may be gone tomorrow and that is a theme that is more or less a constant throughout this. It follows the plight of the Russians as they retreat across their vast country until they are able to build up their forces to give the invading Nazi's the righteous kicking they so keenly deserve. This though ends with the stand at Sevastopol and Lyudmila's personal and actual battles on and off the field of battle.

Now the action scenes are all very good, the character development is fine too. The acting is all above average and the CGI is good in most parts. Some of the Americans are dubbed though which I always find annoying but that is a small gripe for what is in the main part a really good war film with full on emotions thrown in for added pathos and drama; this is not up to the calibre of say 'The Admiral' but is still deserving of a watch – recommended.


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