SKU 6018

THE TURNING POINT (1945) * with switchable English subtitles *

Mikhail Derzhavin ... Col. Gen. Muravyov (as M. Derzhavin) Pyotr Andriyevsky Pyotr Andriyevsky ... Col. Gen. Vinogradov (as P. Andreyevsky) Yuriy Tolubeev Yuriy Tolubeev ... Lavrov (as Yu. Tolubeyev) Andrei Abrikosov Andrei Abrikosov ... Lt. Gen. Krivenko (as A. Abrikosov) Aleksandr Zrazhevsky Aleksandr Zrazhevsky ... Lt. Gen. Panteleyev (as A. Zrazhevsky) Nikolai Korn Nikolai Korn Mark Bernes Mark Bernes ... Minutka (as M. Bernes) Vladimir Maryev Vladimir Maryev Pavel Volkov Pavel Volkov ... Stepan (as P. Volkov)

Though only confirmed by the name on a map --- and with names of the most important figures of the battle changed (eg. "Klaus" for "Paulus") --- this is one of the first postwar, Soviet films made and concerns the Battle of Stalingrad. Over the course of five months, the city has resisted the assault of the Germans and their allies (though, at one point, the Axis held 90% of the city in its hands). To lose the city would mean losing the war; but it also seems impossible to hold it given the scale of casualties on the Soviet side alone. The film provides a harrowing portrayal of the lives of soldiers and commanders fighting for their existence and the salvation of Stalingrad in late 1942.

DVD-R is in Russian with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 99 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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