Soldier Boy (2019)


Soldier Boy (Russian: Солдатик, romanised: Soldatik) is a 2019 Russian-language film.

It is based on the real-life story of the youngest soldier in World War II, Sergei Aleshkov.


The film is based on true story of a six-year-old boy who became a Russian war hero during World War II. The film shows the struggle of war and the horrific scenes the boy witnessed during the war. Sergei (Seryozha) Aleshkov loses his family, and is rescued by an army regiment (142nd Guards Rifle Regiment of the 47th Guards Rifle Division). He is adopted by the unit commander and becomes the youngest member of a regiment in WWII. In addition to being beloved by the soldiers of the unit, he distinguishes himself with numerous heroic acts, for which he earns the Medal “For Battle Merit” on 26 April 1943.


  • Andrey Andreev as Sergei Aleshkov.
  • Viktor Dobronravov as Commander Kuznetsov.
  • Daria Ursulyak as nurse Katya.
  • Andrey Novik as scout Andrey.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Viktoria Fanasiutina.
  • Producer(s):
    • Aleksandr Golutva … producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Viktoria Fanasiutina.
  • Music:
    • Maksim Koshevarov.
  • Cinematography:
    • Aleksandr Nosovskiy.
  • Editor(s):
    • Dmitrii Ushin.
  • Production:
    • Janson Media.
    • Mosfilm.
  • Distributor(s):
    • Janson Media (2020) (USA) (video) (VOD).
    • MEGA Culture (2020) (China) (all media).
  • Release Date: 22 February 2019.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 86 minutes.
  • Country: Russia and Belarus.
  • Language: Russian.

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