SKU 6025

KUTUZOV (1943) * with switchable English subtitles *

Vladimir Petrov Writer: Vladimir Solovyov Aleksei Dikij ... Prince Kutuzov Semyon Mezhinsky Semyon Mezhinsky ... Napoleon Bonaparte Yevgeniy Kaluzhsky Yevgeniy Kaluzhsky ... Marshal Berthier (as Ye. Kaluzhsky) Sergo Zakariadze Sergo Zakariadze ... Prince Bagration (as S. Zakariadze) Nikolai Okhlopkov Nikolai Okhlopkov ... Gen. Barclay de Tolly Sergei Blinnikov Sergei Blinnikov ... Platov, bearded Russian officer (as S. Blinnikov) Vladimir Gotovtsev Vladimir Gotovtsev ... Gen. Beningsen (as V. Gotovtsev) Arkadiy Polyakov Arkadiy Polyakov ... Marshal Davout (as A. Polyakov) Nikolai Brilling Nikolai Brilling ... Marshal Murat Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Boris Chirkov Boris Chirkov ... Lavilov (as B. Chirkov) Mikhail Pugovkin Mikhail Pugovkin ... Fedya (as M. Pugovkin) Ivan Ryzhov Ivan Ryzhov ... Volkojsky (as I. Ryzhov) K. Shilovtsev K. Shilovtsev ... Konovnitsyn Ivan Skuratov Ivan Skuratov ... Zhastyannikov (as I. Skuratov) Aleksandr Stepanov Aleksandr Stepanov ... Marshal Ney (as A. Stepanov)

With the defeat of the Axis at Stalingrad in January 1943, which affected both sides in an important psychological way; and the repulse of the massive German tank offensive at Kursk in July 1943, which decisively destroyed Germany's ability to ever launch an important offensive on the Eastern Front for the rest of the War, the time had come to put out a film celebrating Russia's endurance in its history-long battle against invaders. Kutuzov recreates the most significant events of the Russo-Napoleonic War of 1812. When the French invade Russia in June of that year, Kutuzov mounts a counteroffensive, while Prince Bagration fights the French and their allies near Moscow, becoming a martyr in the process. In the end, Napoleon's army falls apart as they rush to cross the frontier back in Poland ... and the Russians pursue him all the way to Paris.

DVD-R is in Russian with switchable English subtitles. Approx.102 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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