They Fought for Their Motherland (1975)

Director
Sergey Bondarchuk

Main cast
Vasiliy Shukshin; Vyacheslav Tikhonov; Sergey Bondarchuk; Yuriy Nikulin; Georgi Burkov

Genres
War, Drama, History

Description
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.


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