USSR, Late November, 1941. Based on the account by reporter Vasiliy Koroteev that appeared in the Red Army's newspaper, Krasnaya Zvezda, shortly after the battle, this is the story of Panifilov's Twenty-Eight, a group of twenty-eight soldiers of the Red Army's 316th Rifle Division, under the command of General Ivan Panfilov, that stopped the advance on Moscow of a column of fifty-four Nazi tanks of the 11th Panzer Division for several days. Though armed only with standard issue Mosin-Nagant infantry rifles and DP and PM-M1910 machine guns, all useless against tanks, and with wholly inadequate RPG-40 anti-tank grenades and PTRD-41 anti-tank rifles, they fight tirelessly and defiantly, with uncommon bravery and unwavering dedication, to protect Moscow and their Motherland.
|Original Title||:||28 панфиловцев|
|Release Date||:||November 24, 2016|
|Genres||:||War, Drama, Action|
|Production Company||:||Gaijin Entertainment, Lybian Palette|
|Director||:||Kim Druzhinin, Andrey Shalopa|
|Casts||:||Aleksandr Ustyugov, Yakov Kucherevky, Azamat Nigmanov, Alexey Morozov, Oleg Fyodorov, Dmitriy Girev, Aleksey Longin, Andrey Shalopa|
A very strong film made with great respect to our ancestors who fought for life, for people, for Motherland. It is about simple people who contribute themselves to collective - and as positive feedback it helps them find right motivation, do better than they could and become real heroes. This film is about Heroes who faced the most horrific human evil and crushed it with their will. My great-fathers and great-mothers too stood before fascists and stopped them before Moscow. I feel no shame before them for this film, for it is truly brilliant. I wish all modern films about the Great Patriotic War were made with such soul, love and attention to details.
My thanks to all who created the film and to all who helped!