Russian Movies Weekend #23

War.. war never changes. May 8/9 is a Victory Day, you obviously know it. That’s why today’s Russian Movies Weekend is devoted to the largest war in humanity’s history.

The first movie is relatively old, it’s from 1985 and it’s one of the hardest flicks I ever watched. But it’s the movie every person should watch to the end. Just come and see.

The second one is a modern one, only 5 years old – and it tries to show the war from the woman’s point of view – and via the rifle’s scope. And it’s based on a true story.

Come and See / Idi i smotri / Иди и смотри (1985)

Genres/Tags: Drama, War
iMDB Rating: 8.3 out of 10 (based on 50202 ratings)
Director: Elem Klimov
Starring: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius
Video format: YouTube
Languages: Russian Audio, English subtitles



After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.


Battle for Sevastopol / Bitva za Sevastopol / Битва за Севастополь (2015)

Genres/Tags: Biography, Drama, Romance
iMDB Rating: 7.1 out of 10 (based on 9634 ratings)
Director: Sergey Mokritskiy
Starring: Yuliya Peresild, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Oleg Vasilkov
Video format: TubiTV
Languages: Russian Audio, English subtitles



Battle for Sevastopol is a 2015 biographical war film about Lyudmila Pavlichenko, a young Soviet woman who joined the Red Army to fight the Nazi invasion of the USSR and became one of the deadliest snipers in World War II. The film, a joint Russian-Ukrainian production, was released in both countries on April 2, 2015.


Unfortunately, I didn’t find any embeddable versions of this movie, but you can watch it on this site:

It doesn’t work for European users, so you might want to use VPN in that case. Alternative links are welcomed in comments.

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