Battalion (2015 film)

Battalion (Russian: Батальонъ, Batal'on) is a 2015 Russian war film directed by Dmitry Meskhiev that relates the story of the First Battalion of Death, a women-only Russian combat unit that fought in the First World War. Actress Mariya Aronova plays the role of real-life heroine Maria Bochkareva. Battalion was the biggest winner at the 2015 Golden Eagle Awards, winning four awards out of nine nominations.

Battalion
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Russian: Батальонъ
Directed byDmitry Meskhiev
Produced byIgor Ugolnikov
StarringMariya Aronova
Maria Kozhevnikova
Marat Basharov
Music byYuri Poteyenko
CinematographyIlya Averbakh
Production
companies
Release date
  • 20 February 2015 (2015-02-20) (Russia)[1]
Running time
120 minutes[1]
CountryRussia
LanguageRussian
Budget$ 10,000,000[1]

PlotEdit

In the Spring of 1917, following the February Revolution, Russian troops fighting in the First World War are heavily demoralised. Military commanders decide to create a battalion of enthusiastic women volunteers, led by Maria Bochkareva. After basic military training, the women are sent to the front.

CastEdit

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ReleaseEdit

Battalion led the number of nominations at the 2015 Golden Eagle Awards. It lost Best Motion Picture to Anna Melikian's Pro Lyubov, but nevertheless won 4 awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Maria Kozhevnikova, Best Music Score, Best Editing and Best Sound Editing.

In March 2016, a longer version of the film, split into 4 episodes, was broadcast on Russian television.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Батальонъ" (in Russian). КиноПоиск. Retrieved 27 March 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "На телеэкраны выходит четырехсерийный "Батальонъ"". Izvestia (in Russian). 9 March 2016. Retrieved 27 March 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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