OMG that was soooooo boring. The disillusionment of lifetime RLY :( With such a prominent director S.Bondarchuck and great cast, with at least one actor who actually fought in the WWII this USSR blockbuster fails to deliver... I mean by 90+ minutes they are not going to do anything else but talking, having left their wounded friend behind... It's good that it's called Russian despite the director, location and even some actors speaking Ukrainian. WTF did just make me sleep?
My advise 1/5 better watch "Ivanovo detstvo" - also b/w art-house but good and short :) http://ex-fs.com/ex_filmy/12406-.html