Film

The Lieutenant

Release date: 2016

Format: Feature film

Genre: Drama

Director: Evgeny Epstein

Writer: Evgeny Epstein, Anton Levin

Cinematography: Andrey Valentsov, Ivan Savchenko

Producer: Sergey Selyanov, Andrey Rydanov

Production: Russia

Production Companies: CTB Film Company

Actors: Anton Levin, Viktor Zabrovsky, Stepan Rumiantsev, Sergey Boikov, Sergey Ostapiuk, Vyacheslav Dergachev, Evgeny Mendus, Alexander Mushtukov, Yaroslav Loziak

Colour: Colour

Sound: Dolby Digital

Based on wartime prose by Vasil Bykov.

November 1941. A group of soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Gorchakov is on a mission to blow up a German artillery base and stop the advance on Moscow of the German forces. In just 48 short hours they need to cover almost 40 miles of open terrain, first marching on foot, then crawling on their bellies. Their goal is not just to survive and complete their mission, but to retain their humanity during the ordeal.

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The Lieutenant

Based on wartime prose by Vasil Bykov.

November 1941. A group of soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Gorchakov is on a mission to blow up a German artillery base and stop the advance on Moscow of the German forces. In just 48 short hours they need to cover almost 40 miles of open terrain, first marching on foot, then crawling on their bellies. Their goal is not just to survive and complete their mission, but to retain their humanity during the ordeal.

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