Rzhev (2019)


Introduction

Rzhev is a 2019 drama, war film by director Igor Kopylov. Also known as Unknown Battle (Worldwide English title) and 1942: Unknown Battle (US, alterative title).

WWII 1942: Rzhev, USSR. Stuck in a crucial strategical position, a small company from the Red Army does whatever it takes to fend off the Nazis.

Outline

In the winter of 1942/1943, a series of not-so-well known, yet bloody battles occurred near the town of Rzhev. Those battles received the name of ‘Rzhev Meat Grinder’. The film is based on the award-winning novel by Vyacheslav Kondratyev.

Cast

  • Sergey Zharkov … Company Commander Evgeny Ilyitch.
  • Ivan Batarev … Private Kostya Kartsev.
  • Oleg Gayanov … Machikhin.
  • Arseniy Semyonov … Political Officer Efim Zorin.
  • Aleksandr Bukharov … Sergeant Sysoyev.
  • Grigori Nekrasov … Junior Lieutenant Alexei Rykov.
  • Igor Grabuzov … Zhurkin.
  • Aleksandr Aravushkin … Papasha.
  • Aleksandr Gorbatov … Private Ivan Basov.
  • Dan Rozin … Private Viktor Somov.
  • Aleksandr Plaksin … Captain Ryabinin.
  • Andrey Korovnichenko … Lieutenant Colonel Larionov.
  • Pyotr Logachev … Private Mikola Vlasyuk.
  • Daniil Voropaev … Sergeant Lavrov (as Danila Voropaev).
  • Oleg Abalyan … Oganesyan.
  • Roman Gribkov … Machine Gunner Ushakov.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Igor Kopylov.
  • Producer(s):
    • Genrikh Ken … post production producer.
    • Evgeniy Prigozhin … co-producer.
    • Sergei Shcheglov … producer.
    • Inessa Yurchenko … producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Vyacheslav Kondratev … (story by).
    • Igor Kopylov.
  • Music:
    • Maksim Koshevarov.
    • Aleksandr Maev.
  • Cinematography:
    • Evgeniy Kordunskiy.
    • Garik Zhamgaryan … (as Edgar Zhamgaryan).
  • Editor(s):
    • Vitaliy Vinogradov.
  • Production:
    • 3xMedia.
    • Kinoalliance.
  • Distributor(s):
    • Capelight Pictures (2021) (Germany) (Blu-ray).
    • Capelight Pictures (2021) (Germany) (DVD).
    • Youplanet Pictures (2021) (Spain) (all media).
  • Release Date: 05 December 2019.
  • Rating: 18.
  • Running Time: 117 minutes.
  • Country: Russia.
  • Language: Russian.

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