THE PENAL BATTALION

Heroic & Patriotic Drama

(2004)

This is the heroic and patriotic drama about the tragic fates of the penal battalion soldiers who paid with their lives for the victories during the gravest periods of the Great Patriotic War. There were different people in such battalions: both honest and vicious, criminals and noble knights.

Penal battalions were used to deter enemy troops on the most deadly sections of the front. Soldiers often had to endure without food or ammunition. Death was always close, they had enemy soldiers in from of them and NKVD barrier troops behind them.

Starring

Aleksey Serebryakov, Yuriy Stepanov, Roman Madyanov, Aleksandr Bashirov, Aleksey Zharkov, Dmitriy Nazarov, Ilya Kovrizhnyh, Polina Kutepova, Lev Borisov, Andrey Smolyakov, Olga Kalashnikova, Vasiliy Mischenko, Sergey Tsepov, Vladimir Kashpur, Viktor Suprun, Said Bagov, Andrey Merzlikin, Mihail Eremeev, Maksim Litovchenko, Pavel Derevyanko, Natalya Ishutina, at al.

Written by

Eduard Volodarskiy

Camera

Aleksey Rodionov

Music by

Aleksey Shelygin

Directed by

Nikolay Dostal

Production

“MakDos”

Producer

Vladimir Dostal

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