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They Fought for Their Motherland (1975)

11/01/1975 (US) WarHistory 2h 17m
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In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Russian army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while the retreating Russian troops cross the bridge. While they move back to the Russian territory through the countryside, the soldiers show their companionship, sentiments, fears and heroism to defend their motherland.

  1. Sergey Bondarchuk

    Director, Writer

  2. Vladimir Dostal


  3. Mikhail Sholokhov


Top Billed Cast

  1. Vasiliy Shukshin

    Vasiliy Shukshin

    Piotr Lopakhin

  2. Vyacheslav Tikhonov

    Vyacheslav Tikhonov

    pvt. Nikolay Strel'tsov

  3. Sergey Bondarchuk

    Sergey Bondarchuk

    pvt. Ivan Zvyagintsev

  4. Yuriy Nikulin

    Yuriy Nikulin

    pvt. Nekrasov

  5. Georgi Burkov

    Georgi Burkov

    pvt. Alexander Kopytovsky

  6. Ivan Lapikov

    Ivan Lapikov

    sergeant Poprischenko

  7. Nikolai Gubenko

    Nikolai Gubenko

    lieutenant Goloschyokov

  8. Nikolay Volkov

    Nikolay Volkov

    pvt. Nikiforov

  9. Nonna Mordyukova

    Nonna Mordyukova

    Natalya Stepanovna

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They Fought for Their Motherland
They Fought for Their Motherland

Original Title Они сражались за Родину

Status Released

Original Language Russian

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