9th Company details
|Formats:||15 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Fyodor Bondarchuk, Aleksei Chadov, Mikhail Evlanov, Ivan Kokorin, Artyom Mikhalkov|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Crime, Thriller, Comedy, Drama - Crime, World Cinema - Chinese|
|Studio:||CONTENDER ENTERTAINMENT GROUP|
|Original title||9 rota|
|Collections:||Clash!, Exclusive Films, Tenuous Numbers|
|2hrs 13 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||2 hours 13 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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9th CompanyBy a customer from UK , 13 Jun 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]A good russian movie, modern day war movie on a par with 'Full Metal Jacket' and 'Platoon'. The Film is based on a true story, and follows a small group of young Russian soldiers, from the trials of initial training to their arrival in the heart of the Afganistan war zone in 1989. The action in Afganistan is not like the expected at all. It is very bloody and dirty. The 9th company is defending the hill 3234. They are hopelessly calling for help. As the battle that raged on the forgotten company who fought on, unaware the war had ended.
This is a good example of Russian Cinema, using the American 'NAM' film type, It works well, and done with a budget that would be small change to an American Film.
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Explosive film.By Loopgrinder (114 reviews) , 17 May 2013A Russian 'Full Metal Jacket' that follows a platoon of recruits through basic training and then into battle. Filmed to show the brutal realities of war, no gramourisation here, only the futility and waste of human life. A powerful movie.
A great war movieBy Likelovefilm (1 review) , 04 May 2013A great war movie, especially when you consider a similarly futile war is being fought again.
I'm going to try and find more foreign made war movies after enjoying this one so much.
Gripping, gritty, tenderBy a customer , 29 Apr 2013Gripping, gritty, tender, moving, superb acting, chaotic and messy for that is war and the battlefield. A superb film that totally engages unlike so much of the rubbish that comes out of hollywood these days. If you don't have a problem with subtitles watch this film.
Boys to Men in 2 hoursBy Jhno (8 reviews) , 24 Apr 2013Very good film. Gives a portrayal of the grim time had by the russians in Afghanistan. The comradeship between the soldiers is very realistic. It reminded me of Platoon/Full Metal Jacket. Story takes us on the whole journey from recruitment of a very diverse bunch of guys (thugs to artists) and how they become a team willing to die for each other. The harsh Afghan landscape is as big an enemy as the Mujahadeen.
Probably the best Russian movie (at least for me)By boogoo (1 review) , 20 Apr 2013I believe this is a short cut/edition of the movie. When I watched this movie back in the days, final battle was on and off for days and days. Including unremarkable dealing with aliens. At one moment head of Russians troops was communicating with head of alien's troops and the found out they use to be pen friends at uni... It this edition it is gone. As I am fluent in russian I can say translation (subtitles) is quite dodgy. Anyway still great and one of my fav. Russian movies.