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Synopsis

1945, Leningrad. World War II has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Although the siege - one of the worst in history - is finally over, life and death continue their battle in the wreckage that remains. Two young women, Iya and Masha, search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.

Cast

  • Viktoria Miroshnichenko
  • Vasilisa Perelygina
  • Andrey Bykov
  • Igor Shirokov
  • Konstantin Balakirev
  • Kseniya Kutepova
  • Alyona Kuchkova
  • Timofey Glazkov
  • Veniamin Kac
  • Olga Dragunova

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Trivia

  • French visa # 151250.
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Quotes

    • Nikolay Ivanovich: Where would he have seen a dog? They've all been eaten.
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Metacritic

80
Jan 9, 2020

I wholeheartedly recommend this film as a glimpse into the effects of war on female soldiers, and also as an opportunity to see WWII from a perspective that isn’t American. It has some devastating scenes, which makes sense considering the subject matter, but it also has a faint glimpse of hope that makes the film all the more worth watching.

Metacritic review by Lorry Kikta
Lorry Kikta
Film Threat
80
May 18, 2019

It’s a demanding sit, a film both rigorous and indulgent, rewarding and aggravating.

Metacritic review by Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter
70
May 18, 2019

The film displays intense emotional seriousness and is finely performed and directed; but further shaping could have revealed the more focused work that’s begging to emerge.

Jonathan Romney
Screen Daily