The battalion of Lieutenant Colonel Lukin – led by officers Tzvetaev, Orlov, and Maximov – participates in the battle, as well as the tank of Lieutenant Vasiliev. GOOD CONDITION . After concluding that the Belarus marshes are passable, Rokossovsky demands that the main effort be directed towards Bobruisk and insists until Stalin approves. (1971). I've seen a crap-ton of WW2 movies and mini-series over the years -- American, Canadian, British, Italian, German, Japanese, and even one Russian one (THE HOT SNOW).  Lazar Lazarev, a member of the Soviet Filmmakers' Association, wrote "Liberation ...was forced down from above, from the Ideological Departments". It is told with the same entertainment value as any western movie.  In the English-speaking world, a shorter, 118-minutes long version was disseminated under the title The Great Battle. , The series was distributed in 115 countries around the world.  There were other consultants, as well: Generals Alexander Rodimtsev, Grigory Oriol and Sergei Siniakov, Vice-Admiral Vladimir Alexeyev, Polish Army Colonel Zbigniew Załuski and National People's Army Colonel Job von Witzleben. 1h 10min | Documentary, Biography | 4 November 1971 (USA) Photographed by an all-female crew and directed by the author of Sexual Politics, these are autobiographical interiews with three very different women who talk frankly about their lives, conflicts, and contrasting life styles. , Ozerov lengthily dwelt on the question who would be cast as Zhukov, until the Marshal himself aided him, telling he thought about the star of The Chairman. Films like Neutral Waters (1968), Officers (1971), and the Liberation movie series (1970 – 1971) all glorified the Soviet Union’s military. Written by Plus, this is a Division-sized movie reflecting the time it was made. A group of German officers tries to assassinate Hitler and take power, but fails. He demanded Ozerov would replace him with someone else, complaining the actor was constantly bothering him with questions. Login. The WWII pivotal battle of Stalingrad is shown through the eyes of the soldiers and officers on both sides of the war.  Ozerov later claimed that he never included the controversial figure in the script, and had to shoot the Stalin scenes secretly, at night. They brutally killed 450 villagers, including Santosh Kumar Das, a professor in the philosophy department at the government-run college. A group of Indian POW (Prisoners Of War) rebels against Pakistani army and tries to escape from their captivity during India-Pakistan war in 1971.  He had difficulties finding any material on the character. Zhukov rejects Stavka's order to take Berlin, fearing an attack on his flank. p open profile menu. From the archive, 8 March 1971: Women march for liberation in London Jill Tweedie marches with the National Women's Liberation Movement, as a … While Pakistan's government strives for an Islamic state, Bangladesh was established secular. ", Ralf Schenk noted that one detail, which explained its popularity with the East German audience, was the portrayal of the German enemy, which was seen as capable and, to a certain degree, honorable; in earlier Soviet films this was largely not the case. The Liberation of L.B. Bondarev wrote the live action scenes; Kurganov was responsible for the historical parts, featuring the leaders and generals. Liberation: Battle For Berlin (1971) 12 11/04/1971 (RU) War, Drama 1h 26m User Score. The films are a dramatized account of the liberation of the Soviet Union's territory and the subsequent defeat of Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War, focusing on five major Eastern Front campaigns: the Battle of Kursk, the Lower Dnieper Offensive, Operation Bagration, the Vistula–Oder Offensive, and the Battle of Berlin. When hearing about the German proposal regarding Yakov, Stalin rejects it, saying he will not trade a Field Marshal for a soldier.  Polish author Łukasz Jasina commented that the Bug River is spoken of as the Polish border already during 1944 – although the USSR annexed the eastern territories of Poland only after the war. Mussolini is rescued. The film had to be edited four times before it was authorized for public screening on 1969, together with the already finished second part, Breakthrough. She attributed this, partially, to the "grandiose scale" of the films, which made it hard to maintain the interest of the audience. Suffering in Nazi captivity, he dreams of meeting his darlings after the victory. In November, 1942, near the Volga, Stanlingrad is under siege of Commander Friederich Paulus and his 330,000 men. A daring English reporter speaks to an old freedom fighter, who reveals his past and involvement during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation struggle. Beside those, many T-55s, T-62s and IS-3s – models that were developed after the war – can be clearly seen in the film, painted as German or Soviet tanks. Sign Up. Dubl-D. OCLC 42657018. p. 375. The Berlin garrison surrenders unconditionally. A Soviet soldier, Andrei Sokolov, has been separated with his family by World War II. Karl added that no mention of the Stalin-Hitler Pact is made. Vasily Shukshin recounted that upon seeing Zaqariadze in the Stalin costume – that was made by the dead premier's own personal tailor, who was contacted by the studio for this purpose – General Shtemenko instinctively stood to attention and saluted.. Balram Bhadra, a freedom fighter from Manikhar village, said: “On April 30, 1971, the invading forces launched a barbaric attack on innocent villagers of Manikhar in Sadar upazila. Two months later, the important author Semion Freilikh completely ignored Liberation when discussing the genre of war films in the same magazine.  The two had their world premiere in July 1969, during the VI Moscow Film Festival. Jones DVD cover , In the 1960s, both the Soviet government and military command were dismayed and disgruntled by several Western films about World War II which made no reference to the Red Army's participation in it, most prominently The Longest Day, though in 1967 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was planning an American-Russian international co-production of Cornelius Ryan's The Last Battle about the fall of Berlin. Votes: 79 It does not force the audience to chase the eyes of the actors across the screen. In Yalta, Stalin notifies Churchill and Roosevelt that he knows of their secret dealings with the enemy. s focus the search bar. , Direction of the Main Blow, distributed in 1,476 prints, had 35.8 million viewers, making it to the third place on the 1971 box office. German film scholar Ralf Schenk noted that "virtually all means were made available... for Ozerov"; Lars Karl estimated the project's budget was equivalent to US$40 million. " Denise J. Youngblood called Liberation the "most grandiose Soviet WWII picture". But cruel fate turned out otherwise.  After Nekrasov's and Simonov's refusal, Yuri Bondarev and Oscar Kurganov were tasked with writing the script. Thus, Mikhail Ulyanov received the role.  Yakov Dzhugashvili's appearance in The Fire Bulge was anachronistic: he is depicted meeting General Vlasov on 5 July 1943. , It was considered to film the Fire Bulge in Kursk, but the old battlefield was littered with unexploded ordnance. This movie is well worth watching because it is easy to follow, easy to read and view at the same time, and if you are into WWII history as I am, you will enjoy the feel the historical accuracy will give. The film is dedicated to some fighting events that took place in the USSR after Hitler's conquest of western Europe. After the Allied landing in Sicily, Mussolini is arrested on the King's orders. Operation Bagration is launched.  Eventually, the series was never selected to appear on the official lists of the greatest World War II films, which were compiled on every fifth Victory anniversary. Add the first question. Where the Producers got an accurately speaking Roosevelt (Stanislav Yaskevich)& Churchill (Yury Durov), I don't know.  Finally, the two concluding films, The Battle of Berlin and The Last Assault were released together in 1,341 prints. LOTS OF PICTURES. In this the fourth episode, “Battle of Berlin,” the Soviets start their assault on Berlin and Stalin negotiates with the other Allies. Osvobozhdenie: Napravlenie glavnogo udara. Youngblood concluded that the series was a "relative failure". Each actor portrayed is from the culture they are representing--even though they are Russian.  German author Christoph Dieckmann wrote that "Despite of all the propaganda, Liberation is an anti-war film, a memento mori to the uncountable lives sacrificed for victory. esc close an open window? " Mira and Antonin Liehm also noted that with its focus on the politicians and generals rather than ordinary people, it was "almost reminiscent of the 'Artistic Documentary' period" – the era of the Stalinist epics. In the 1971 Liberation War, we were victors, not only victims. ", However, the series was not seen as an artistic achievement. They decided to commission "a monumental epic" which would demonstrate the importance of the Soviet role in the war. Karl Wolff is sent to negotiate with the Americans.  Liberation presents the civilian population in Berlin welcoming the Red Army; German author Jörg von Mettke wrote the scene in which the German women flirt with the soldiers "might have happened, but it was mostly otherwise.". 4.0 out of 5 stars Liberation (The)/ Osvobozhdeniye - Russian Soundtrack Only (1971) Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2009 Everything the reviewers have written is true; this is a truly epic WW2 film. There have many heart touching films has been made based on the war that helps the future generations to know more about the history. Login to create it.  Karl-Heinz Janßen from Die Zeit wrote that Liberation was a "colossal film series... A cenotaph of celluloid. , Soviet critic Rostislav Yurenev "praised the meticulously recreated battle scenes". Svoe Kino. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? 2h 5min | Drama, History, Romance | November 1971 (Poland) This five part WW2 epic drama gives a dramatized detailed account of the five major …  Those figures were lower than expected, as popular pictures about the war which did not enjoy such promotion had much larger audiences.  Russian historian Boris Sokolov wrote that the film's depiction of Battle of Kursk was "completely false" and the German casualties were exaggerated.  The films won the Best Film Award at the 1972 Tiflis All-Union Film Festival, and Ozerov received the Polish-Soviet Friendship Society's Silver Medal in 1977. Liberation (Russian: Освобождение, translit. , Ozerov asked Marshal Georgy Zhukov to be the films' chief military consultant. The response to this cyclone from the government of … Jones was currently streaming on Prime Video. However, Zhukov had little political influence at the time, and the establishment did not approve of him.  In an essay on the series, Dr. Lars Karl wrote: "In this context, Liberation held special importance": he regarded it as ushering the Brezhnev Stagnation into Soviet cinema, during which "a new conservatism and sharpened censure molded the cinematic image of the war into conventional patterns.  Yet still, The Fire Bulge/Breakthrough reached the first place at the Soviet box office for 1970. Vatutin urges to send in the strategic reserve, which repels the Germans. Tzvetaev leads the survivors back to their lines. Panteleimon Ponomarenko orders the Belorussian partisans to attack all railways. The crew has a pleasant meal with the owner's family. , A major obstacle facing the producers was that most of the Soviet leadership took part in the war; Many high-ranking officers and politicians were portrayed in the films with their wartime ranks, and the actors depicting them had to receive the models' blessing. Published in 1971 by Shochiku, Japan.  56.1 million people watched the first, of which 56 million returned after the intermission for the second. Originally, the series was supposed to be a purely historical, documentary-like trilogy called The Liberation of Europe 1943–45. Fearing this style would discourage viewers, it was decided to combine fictional characters into the plot. Sign Up. Immediately after the war, propaganda epics like The Fall of Berlin presented it as an heroic, collective effort of the people that was brilliantly led by Stalin. On Stalin's orders, the Soviet High Command plans its offensive on Kiev, stealthily redeploying their forces. Even the splitting of the plot to three lines – leaders' meetings, "huge battle scenes" and parts featuring common people – was a return to that style. ... Can't find a movie or TV show? La Bataille de Berlin At a press conference in Paris on September 18, 1971, Malraux declared his intention to fight along with Bangladesh’s freedom fighters by … Zhukov rejects Stavka's order to take Berlin, the Soviets and the Poles storm the Tiergarten. Liberation (1971) Osvobozhdenie: Napravlenie glavnogo udara (original title) The Japanese booklet of LIBERATION (Russian title: Освобождение) Part 1 & 2. ... Can't find a movie or TV show? Approx. Afterwards, they liberate Minsk. " Mira and Antonin Liehm judged it as "entirely sterile". The Victory Banner is unfurled on the dome. The scene changes during the battles are approximately 6 seconds apart--allowing the audience to experience the whole screen.  From the very beginning, it was made clear that the films should not deal with the darker chapters of World War II, such as the defense of Moscow and Stalingrad, but only with the Red Army's unbroken string of victories from the Battle of Kursk onwards. Click on the YouTube link to enjoy the movies. In KZ Sachsenhausen, Yakov Dzhugashvili refuses Andrei Vlasov's offer to exchange him for Friedrich Paulus. But it does suffer from the lack of english subtitles which for a work of this magnitude and international popularity is puzzling.  Ozerov, who shared the establishment's sentiments and for whom "it was unbearable, as a veteran, to watch those Western films", was chosen to direct it. View production, box office, & company info. The longer nine month War of Independence from 26th March to 16th December, 1971 was a revolutionary chapter for Bangladesh history. Epic Soviet era masterpiece depicting the unshakable bonds of love, friendship & duty amid the horror of war. The Russian high command unleashes an operation to protect the Mishkova ... See full summary », To the young lieutenant Maleshkin the war is a minor obstacle, if compared to his personal battle to command his subordinates, while conducting an armored vehicle at the same time he's ... See full summary », In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Red army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while the retreating soviet troops cross the bridge. , The scenes in Berlin were mostly shot in the city itself. Both saw Liberation as an effort to rehabilitate Stalin, and declined. Here was the largest tank battle in the history of World War II.  Denise J. Youngblood wrote that, considering the "unprecedented" public relations campaign the film received and the forced attendance of viewers, the last part's success of drawing only 28 million moviegoers was "almost pitiable". Shongram is a romantic drama set during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war. , In the Brezhnev era, the commemoration of the Second World War was awarded unprecedented importance. Historian Nina Tumarkina described it as "the cult of the Great Patriotic War": its memory, molded according to official historiography, was to serve as a unifying narrative; reverence towards the sacrifices made became the core of a new Soviet patriotism. In the People's Republic of Bulgaria, it sold a total of 7 million tickets. Ozerov asked for their opinion; Grechko answered, "I will not say a word to you!" 150 tanks 2,000 artillery pieces and 5,000 extras, mostly Soviet soldiers, were involved in the making of all the five parts of the series. The 1971 Indo-Pakistan conflict was a result of the Bangladesh Liberation war when Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) was fighting for freedom from (West) Pakistan. Vasily Shukshin was called to substitute Leghkov. The producers searched in vain for real Tiger I and Panther tanks: eventually, replicas of 10 Tigers and 8 Panthers (converted from T-44 and IS-2 tanks respectively) were manufactured in a Soviet tank factory in Lvov. ", The work on the series commenced in 1966. Churchill is pleased to hear of this, fearing a peace would leave Europe to Stalin.  Author Ivan Butler simply described it as a "stranded whale of a film. Overview. , Filming also took place in Poland.  Ivan Konev was irritated by Yuri Leghkov, who depicted him in the first two parts. , The script of the first two parts was completed by the end of 1966, and the producers began preparing to commence filming shortly after. The year 1971 was the golden year of Indian diplomacy as the Indira Gandhi Government took significant steps in ensuring that the nations … Erich von Manstein commits all his forces to a final assault, bringing the Soviets close to defeat. The hoisting of the Victory Banner was shot atop the Haus der Technik in the Wilhelmstraße. Stalin informs his allies that a Soviet offensive will take place soon after the Normandy landings. Agartala, Jan 7 (IANS): To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War victory, the BSF as part of its year-long programme would organise a 70-day long cycle rally covering 3,266 km frontiers of five Indian states from January 10, an official said on Thursday.  Ozerov, accompanied by a crew of some 2000 people, cordoned off a part of the area and used an old, abandoned cathedral to substitute for the Reichstag. Kudryavtsev, Sergei (1998). The Soviet counter-offensive is launched in Kursk. Maximov flees, but finally turns back and chooses to be shot when captured.  Richard Stites reported that the Communist Party instructed all its members to purchase tickets. Well worth the above and this review! After the screening ended, the generals headed for the exit without saying a word. 1h 26min | Drama, History, Romance | October 1972 (Poland) Stalin orders to hasten the Vistula-Oder offensive in order to relieve the Allies. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War victory, Border Security Force (BSF) is set to launch 'Maitree cycle rally' on January 10.  The state-approved Soviet Encyclopedia of Cinema cited Liberation as correcting the "falsification of history" presented in The Longest Day. The scenes in Warsaw were shot in the city's Castle Square and at the Służewiec neighbourhood.  The Free German Youth often held screenings at culture evenings.. All the specified details appear in the films' credits. In spite of this, Ozerov consulted with Zhukov unofficially, and the Marshal provided him with the draft of his memoirs. The regiment is cut off without reinforcements and wiped out.  The 20 July 1944 assassination attempt was filmed in the original Wolfsschanze. The city is liberated. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Captain Neustroev's company is selected to hoist the Victory Banner atop the Reichstag. s focus the search bar. When Hitler orders the tunnels flooded, Tzvetaev drowns while rescuing civilians. LIBERATION definitely qualifies. , The Fire Bulge and Breakthrough were released together in 2,202 prints on 7 May 1970 (including more than 200 prints in 70 mm), two days before the 25th anniversary of Victory Day. The Brezhnev administration supported a return to a more conservative style, presenting the war as a noble, ideological struggle once more. Two days after witnessing the senseless death of George Floyd under the knee of brutal Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin as three of his fellow officers looked on and did nothing, I received an email from my friend Paul Price informing me that the 1970 film The Liberation of L.B.  The series was endorsed also by the East German government. JAPANESE LANGUAGE **The Japanese movie pamphlet is a souvenir program produced by its distribution company and sold at the theaters. nufs68. Through the Russian ... See full summary ». He had already appeared as such in three other films and feared becoming "a slave to one role". Karl Wolff is sent to negotiate with the Americans. Captain Neustroev's company is selected to hoist the Victory Banner atop the Reichstag. The "Fiery Arc" tells of a grandiose battle on the Kursk Bulge in the summer of 1943. Abar Tora Manush Ho (1973) Title:  3,000 troops, 100 tanks, 18 military aircraft and hundreds of artillery pieces were used to recreate the Battle of Kursk; 30 kilometers of trenches were dug to resemble the wartime fortifications.  Der Spiegel lauded Ozerov for portraying the German side "with due consideration" for details. Jones is a 1970 American neo noir crime film directed by William Wyler, his final project in a career that spanned 45 years. The subtitles are a bit tricky, but easy to overcome. , The readers of the journal Sovietsky Ekran, the State Committee for Cinematography's official publication, chose The Direction of the Main Blow as the best film of 1971. The Soviets capture a teenage sniper; they send him to his mother. Visit the youtube link to enjoy the films. East German actor Fritz Diez was reluctant to portray Hitler. In Berlin, Lieutenant Yartsev's infantry and Tzvetaev's battery fight their way in the U-Bahn. On one occasion, the director absentmindedly blew his nose, and "one and half tons of TNT went off". Moscow/E. During the 1970s, due in part to détente, Cold War rhetoric in films calmed down, but was still present indirectly. A five part WW2 epic drama that gives a dramatized detailed account of Soviet Union's war against Nazi Germany from 1943 to 1945.Each of the five parts represents a separate major eastern front campaign.The first part deals with the 1943 great tank Battle of Kursk.The second part details the September 1943 Lower Dnieper Offensive.The third part depicts the various stages of Operation Bagration during the summer of 1944.The fourth installment of the epic deals with the January 1945 Vistula-Oder Offensive and the final segment climaxes in the April-May 1945 Battle of Berlin. Global. , Denise J. Youngblood stated that the films – depicting the protagonists as human and imperfect – were still influenced by the Khrushchev Thaw's artistic freedom, writing that: "It is, however, important to stress that Ozerov was far from a 'tool' of war cult propaganda... Liberation is a much better film than critics allowed". The battle of Moscow was the first major defeat of German Wehrmacht in the Second World War. I rate this movie *above* the above mentioned movies.The Soviets and East Germans were not attempting to politicize this movie. , Ozerov, Bondarev, Cinematographer Igor Slabnevich and Art Director Alexander Myaghkov were all awarded the Lenin Prize in 1972 for their work on Liberation. Ozerov wrote an article in the February 1971 issue of the Soviet magazine Art of Cinema, in which he declared that his film should be considered as one of the best dealing with the theme of the Great Patriotic War, along the likes of the 1964 The Living and the Dead. Here are some well-known faces from Sundance over the years, as they brought their early movies to the festival. Saying that trust is the most important thing, he tears apart the picture showing Allen Dulles and Wolff. , The films were noted for the scales of the production: Mira and Antonin Liehm cited it alongside Waterloo and War and Peace as foremost among Soviet "monumental films, which, with the expenditure of immense amounts of money, brought... history to the screen. He noted that Roosevelt and Churchill are depicted as "paper tigers" who are keen to reach a settlement with Hitler; in the Battle of Berlin, Stalin informs both that he knows of the covert Dulles-Wolff dealings when they assemble in the Yalta Conference, a month before the actual negotiations took place; in reality, the Soviets were notified about them beforehand. 1971 was the golden year of Indian diplomacy, writes NITYA CHAKRABORTY.. O n December 16, fifty years ago, the India-Pakistan war over Bangladesh liberation ended with great Indian victory under the leadership of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.. Bir Bikrom (Bengali: বীর বিক্রম Valiant hero); A total of 175 fighters have been awarded on 15 December 1973 for their heroic actions at the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971. The Stavka decides to strike in Belarus. The Liberation of L.B. Osvobozhdenie, German: Befreiung, Polish: Wyzwolenie) is a film series released in 1970 and 1971, directed by Yuri Ozerov and shot in wide-format NIKFI process (70 mm). Osvobozhdenie: Napravlenie glavnogo udara ( 1971) Osvobozhdenie: Napravlenie glavnogo udara. Osvobozhdenie, German: Befreiung, Polish: Wyzwolenie) is a film series released in 1970 and 1971, directed by Yuri Ozerov and shot in wide-format NIKFI process (70 mm). The combat scenes in the first two parts were shot there, in the summer of 1967. Orlov leads his soldiers in a charge to rescue nurse Zoia, who insisted on evacuating the wounded from a battlefield. He characterized this view as one that allowed "a number of unpleasant facts" to be "repressed from mass consciousness". Agami (1984) Agami is a … The Italian parts were shot in Rome, while the Yalta Conference was filmed in the Livadia Palace. Liberation (Russian: Освобождение, translit. Lukin's regiment crosses it, presumably as the division's vanguard; unbeknownst to them, they are merely a ploy to mislead the enemy. In 1971, the Bangladeshi liberation struggle against Pakistan was led by secular leaders and secularists hailed the Bangladeshi victory as the triumph of secular Bengali nationalism over religion-centred Pakistani nationalism.  The outdoor photography for Main Blow took place in Lithuania, near Pabradė, since the marshes in Belarus – the location of the 1944 battles depicted in the film – were being drained. Indoor fighting was filmed in Mosfilm's studios, and the U-Bahn scene took place in Moscow's metro – where Myaghkov rebuilt the Kaiserhof station.. , Foreign film studios were invited to take part in the production, beside Mosfilm: The East German company DEFA, The Yugoslav Avala Film and the Italian Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica. During World War II, a Soviet veteran pilot teaches to newcomers that war is transient, and music is eternal.  In the German Democratic Republic, 4 million people watched The Fire Bulge/Breakthrough between its release in November 1970 until the opening of Main Blow in June 1971. The Fire Bulge/Breakthrough was screened outside the competition in the 1970 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and Yuri Ozerov received a special prize of the Czechoslovak-Soviet Friendship Society. Ozerov supervised the set from a specially-built tower, using a handkerchief to signal the engineers when to detonate the charges.  Liberation presented Stalin as the Supreme Commander, his first major appearance on screen since the Secret Speech – a token to the Brezhnev Era softer view of him, Still, his character did not occupy a central role as it had done in the films produced during his reign. It is incredible how this producer found so many story lines and accurate-looking actors to play Stalin, Churchill, Roosevelt, Hitler, Mussolini, et.al. Meanwhile, in Kursk, the Germans advance. The Soviets and the Poles storm the Tiergarten. Osvobozhdenie: Bitva za Berlin ( 1971) Osvobozhdenie: Bitva za Berlin. Together, they are also the 31st and the 32nd highest-grossing Soviet films ever. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. Stalin orders to hasten the Vistula-Oder offensive in order to relieve the Allies. Lukin is killed. and left the room. One of the theater employees told Olyalin of Ozerov's offer. , At first, two prominent authors, Konstantin Simonov and Viktor Nekrasov, were offered to write the script. Along with the personal fate of the ... See full summary », A five part WW2 epic drama that gives a dramatized detailed account of Soviet Union's war against Nazi Germany from 1943 to 1945.Each of the five parts represents a separate major eastern ... See full summary ». In this cycle rally, 13 BSF jawans will participate and cover a distance of about 4000 km in 67 days. In the Führerbunker, after marrying Eva Braun, Hitler murders her and commits suicide. In Poland, Zawadzki and Berling watch the Bug River as the Polish 1st Army crosses it, saying they are happy to return home. In Berlin, Lieutenant Yartsev's infantry and Tzvetaev's battery fight their way in the U-Bahn. And chiefly, the 20 July Plot conspirators were presented as heroes, providing positive Germans to identify with beside the communist resistance; in East Germany they were always depicted as aristocratic opportunists who turned on Hitler only when their own status was in peril. The Yugoslav partisans break out of an encirclement. Two friends-both officers-are in love with the same woman. Yuri Ozerov studied at GITIS when he was conscripted into the Red Army in 1939. 10 of 11 people found this review helpful. Contemporary director's have picked up a bad habit of "shaking the camera to death." The Soviets march on Bobruisk. Grigory Filaev called the films an "encyclopedia of myths", and claimed that they spread the falsehood according to which Stalin ordered Kiev to be captured before the eve of the 26th Anniversary of the October Revolution. Stalin orders to hasten the Vistula-Oder offensive in order to relieve the Allies. The list of movies based on the 1971 liberation war in Bangladesh has been mentioned here. Login. After demobilization, he became a director in the Mosfilm studios.