And if American diplomatic privilege was involved, all the action would have had to take place between August and December, when Pearl Harbor brought the Americans into the war. A group of Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to two Russian women who have been living there. For real — what is so hard to understand here for these people? Again, the movie makes every character extremely easy to forget. Whether one is touched by the story-teller, whether one gets transported into the world of the movie… To be honest, I wouldn’t say the acting is fantastic nor the editing great, but I was genuinely moved, and the movie’s been haunting me since I watched it. Oh right, you probably have no idea how to put together a grammatically correct paragraph on anything. Over a million Leningraders perished, mainly due to starvation. Buravsky stages some competent set-pieces on vast outdoor locations, but he reaches for the tropes of epic cinema — David Lean passed down through multiple generations — too easily.
The siege of Leningrad was more than just bombs and tanks. This movie could have been great for the depiction of this event but failed as the director does not appear to want to make this a great work. The thread that never dies, right David? In the German invasion of Russia leads to the siege of Leningrad, a two year long military campaign designed to literally starve the city. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a young and idealist police officer and together they will fight for their own survival and the survival of the people in the besieged Leningrad. Whether one is touched by the story-teller, whether one gets transported into the world of the movie… To be honest, I wouldn’t say the acting is fantastic nor the editing great, but I was genuinely moved, and the movie’s been haunting me since I watched it.
The movie was bad, and anyone sirvino says otherwise should feel bad. Why do you guys think a film with some reasonably well known stars like this took 3 years after completion to get released and then went straight to DVD?
When will this thread die!!! The acting isn’t that bad, some quite good, but I fully agree with David that the director has underused the full potential of his talented crew. It had a lot going for it.
A bunch of savages in this town. The film started well, quite exciting and thrilling, but it slowed down near the end, and it felt like the filmmakers didn’t know how to conclude the story. Yes the film looks pretty, the subject matter is powerful and granted, most of lenijgrad native cast do a fairly decent job, leingrad anyone speaking English is embarrassing and that kid grates on me so much it’s untrue.
If it moved you to such a degree though, who am I to argue against that. Signout Register Sign in. I’d read the history book instead. I was around at the time, more personally involve with the Nazi blitz on the UK. I guess hardly anyone else seems to have reviewed it so anyone interested gets through to my review very easily.
I thought Olga Sutulova was the true star as she stole the show. Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified. I do get surprised that people so passionately disagree with me on this film as I really disliked it, but each to their own I guess. This movie could have been great for the depiction of this event but failed fi,m the director does not appear to want to make this a great work.
Man With a Plan. It focuses on an English journalist Mira Sorvino caught in the city when the Nazis blockade it, although the main focus is her relationships with people in an apartment building as they all struggle to survive.
And for those who don’t know much about the seige, they have been astounded, shocked, horrified to learn about a piece of history to which they were previously ignorant about.
I thought it was great honestly. As death shadows her every move, Kate befriends local militia woman Nina Tsvetkova and a pair of Russian children. Vote Up 0 Vote Down. What would it have been like for us if it had been different? Never have I witnessed such bizarre backlash to one of R3’s reviews — almost as if it is the director of the film himself coming on every once in a while under a different name to defend sorvini own movie. Obviously the siege of Leningrad actually took place and Leningraf believe there was a British journalist that survived it and wrote about it, but I imagine a few liberties have been made for the film.
Unfortunately leningrd, it is handled abysmally. The plot ends up seeming highly improbable. Finli as Devid Verrey Viktor Smirnov The film lacked continuity, scenes were disjointed, there was a weird contrast between the violent drama of the action scenes and the woodenness of the people scenes. Log in with Facebook. Full List of Academy Awards Winners. Having read the superb Antony Beevor book detailing the mra on another Russian city, Stalingrad, I was hoping for a fine cinematic recreation of events in respect of the attack on Leningrad albeit intertwined with the heroic deeds of British journalist, Kate Davis.
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However, I want to try and clear this up once and for all. Over a million Leningrqd perished, mainly due to starvation. A good performance by Olga Sulutova but otherwise pretty poor.
Again, the movie makes every character extremely easy to forget. Despite the movies flaws, it’s mirs worthy film to watch, but it really doesn’t stand out among some of the best War films ever made. It brings some very, very strange responses.
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We catch a big hint when a fellow Leningrad cop accuses her of having a girlfriend and she has to quickly cover up and act seductive, but she does it so stiffly.
I’m afraid I didn’t find the film moving or haunting as you did, largely because I felt it was handled poorly. There were moments of that in this film. I’m perfectly open to criticism, my negative replies are only aimed at idiotic comments like Robin West’s where no attempt is made to qualify their statements.
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I think this made a pretty good stab at portraying this. I really should not have done that I guess. Did you all really hate the acting so much? Sutulova is more than brilliant, as is the director. Robin, slrvino something more substantial please. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: The battle scenes and lrningrad impact of the siege on the city were very well put and it managed to get me emotional involved.