THEY FOUGHT FOR THEIR MOTHERLAND
THEY FOUGHT FOR THEIR MOTHERLAND – Soviet Union, 1975, 155 min., Drama, War
Director: Sergey Bondarchuk
Writers: Sergey Bondarchuk, Mikhail Sholokhov
Stars: Vasiliy Shukshin, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk
In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Red army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while the retreating soviet troops cross the bridge. While they move back to the Russian territory through the countryside, the soldiers show their companionship, sentiments, fears and heroism to defend their motherland.