So the next, 76th anniversary of the Great Victory has come. And although fewer and fewer of those who went through the Great Patriotic War remain with us, we honor the memory of those who fought for us. Russian TV Company congratulates all its viewers, wherever they are, on Victory Day. Our team wishes you a peaceful sky above your head, tranquility, and a joyful life for you, your children, and grandchildren.

And in order to once again remember the great feat of our people, we have selected the best Russian movies about the Great Patriotic War.

Black Hunters

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Photo: Film.ru

Director: Andrei Malyukov

Premiere: February 21, 2008

The film Black Hunters were released in 2008 when the topic of the collision of generations, different views on life, and the Great Victory began to raise questions more and more often. Young and cynical guys are engaged in "black excavations" - they are looking for weapons and items from the time of the war in order to sell them more profitably. Miraculously, the guys find themselves in 1942, where they are forced to join the army and where they have to go through everything they just laughed at. This is where the reassessment of the values ​​of the representatives of modern youth takes place.

Brest Fortress

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Photo: 1tv

Director: Alexander Kott

Premiere: November 4, 2010

Although a lot of films about the defense of the Brest Fortress have been filmed, this plot has become a classic of war cinema, but it is Alexander Kott's film that is considered one of the most accurate and most poignant. It is not surprising that this film was talked about literally on every corner after the premiere.

In the film "Brest Fortress" we see the events through the eyes of a little boy. He is one of the few who remembers the fortress in the pre-war period and who managed to get out of the German encirclement after the fortress fell.

The film is popular not because of the war scenes, but because of the way the contrast between peace and war is shown. We see how everything changes literally in a matter of hours. The officer cannot go by train, and at this time that German saboteurs arrive at the station. A young couple is fishing, and German planes appear in the sky. Everything changes in a matter of seconds, and peacetime turns into wartime without warning, without any preliminary notifications and signs - just as it really was.

Stalingrad

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Director: Fyodor Bondarchuk

Premiere: October 10, 2013

Fyodor Bondarchuk's “Stalingrad” is not about tank battles and spectacular war scenes. This “Stalingrad” is full of meaning, depth, emotions.

It would seem that the plot is quite trivial, if not for a few details that have a decisive influence on how we perceive the film. 

The Russian army is losing ground, the counterattack has failed, and the soldiers are again forced to retreat. 

A small group of scouts manages to occupy a house on the other side of the river. This is an important strategic position, and the fighters must hold the house at any cost. This house belongs to Katya, and just on the opposite side is Masha's house. And the story from just a war story turns into a love story. Now the fighters are fighting not only for a strategically important position, but they are also fighting for their loved ones.

Go and see

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Photo: Kino Art

Director: Elem Klimov

Premiere: September 27, 1985

“Come and See” - this film has become popular relatively recently, although it was shot many years ago. There is an explanation for this. Over the years, all films have been heavily censored. As for films about the war, it was customary to shoot films about exploits, battles - everything that opposed Nazism. And the films about how the Nazis dealt with defenseless people were not included in the plans of the winning country. The film “Come and See” did not become popular for this very reason.

“Come and See” is a film about what happened during the occupation by the Nazis in the Belarusian villages, about how the Nazis and collaborators dealt with the common population. The events take place in a village, the main fault of the inhabitants of which is that the village is located near the forest, and partisans are operating in the forest.

In the United States, by the way, many felt that the director went too far in showing events because people cannot be so cruel towards their own kind. But some veterans in Germany admitted that this was exactly how it was. Our ancestors, on the other hand, do not need to prove what and how it was - they experienced it all themselves.

Our Own

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Photo: Kino Poisk

Director: Dmitriy Meshiev

Premiere: November 11, 2004

Our Own differs from other war films. This film raises a question that we have not been able to ask for several generations: who are they, these “friends” during the war? Who can you count on, and who is it better to stay away from? And can those who yesterday was an enemy, not only someone's personal, but also an enemy of the state, can they become friends?

Our Own tells us the story of three fighters - a security officer, a political instructor, and a sniper. They are captured by the Germans, but they manage to escape. They have to hide in the village, where the father of a sniper serves as the headman. It was he who agreed to hide his son and his friends. However, this decision is not at all easy for him: after all, in the past, he was rich, a so-called kulak, so there is no point in defending the security officer and political instructor ...

"Svoi" is a film not only about the war but also about people, about all sorts of people, even about those whom it was not customary to talk about before, about those who also took part in the victory, although their participation was never appreciated ...