Attack on LeningradJanuary 3, 2009
When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them…
Release Year: 2009
Rating: 6.2/10 (1,840 voted)
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Mira Sorvino, Aleksandr Abdulov
When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a young and idealist police officer and together they will fight for their own survival and the survival of the people in the besieged Leningrad.
Nina Tsvetkova – militiaman
Walter Graf von Hoesdorff
Some fight. Others fall. All are heroes.
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Release Date: 3 Jan 2009
Filming Locations: Russia
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A top looking movie that disappoints completely.
If you want to watch it because of the epic war theater – the siege of
Leningrad – don't. As a war movie this one is a complete JOKE – from
the bad special effects to a director with zero grasp of reality: in
one scene 20 Germans are running towards 20 dug in Russians. The
Russians counter attack by getting out and running towards the Germans.
They shoot once and then they charge, the Germans do the same like a
civil war battle and then we have a hand to hand fight of those 40
people?!?!? And that represents the battle at the Leningrad front. You
want see more, that's it, that's all, move along to the acting.
Acting – 2nd rate. You will see the 2 stars, Gabriel Byrne and Mira
Sorvino tired and going trough the mechanics of acting. Good
performance from the kids and Olga Sutulova.
Ohh, but Wait you say! This is a great drama, an epic in human
suffering and endurance, thats why i will watch it! Yeah, but this
movie does no justice to the Siege of Leningrad where 1.5 million
people lost their lives. It barely scratches the surface of the 872
days of bravery, self sacrifice and complete horror that was the siege.
The real problem with the movie is that after watching it i feel angry
at an epic story being told to me by amateurs, for that is how it feels
at the end. (except the kids and the militia girl)