Liberation (1971)


Liberation (1971)
Osvobozhdenie: Napravlenie glavnogo udara (original title)

A five part WW2 epic drama that gives a dramatized detailed account of Soviet Union's war against Nazi Germany from 1943 to 1945.Each of the five parts represents a separate major eastern front campaign.The first part deals with the 1943 great tank Battle of Kursk.The second part details the September 1943 Lower Dnieper Offensive.The third part depicts the various stages of Operation Bagration during the summer of 1944.The fourth installment of the epic deals with the January 1945 Vistula-Oder Offensive and the final segment climaxes in the April-May 1945 Battle of Berlin.
Soviet Union
East Germany
IMDb   7.8 /10
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Director Yuriy Ozerov
Writer Yuri Bondarev
Writer Oskar Kurganov
Writer Yuriy Ozerov
Release Date1971-06-25
Runtime2h 5min
GenreDrama, History, Romance, War
Content Rating
Awards1 win.
CompanyMosfilm, Deutsche Film (DEFA), PRF "Zespol Filmowy"
CountrySoviet Union, East Germany, Poland
LanguageRussian, German, Italian, Polish, English, French
Nikolay Olyalin
Nikolay Olyalin
Stalin (as Bukhuti Zaqariadze)
Nikolay Rybnikov
Nikolay Rybnikov
Gen. Panov
Yevgeni Burenkov
Yevgeni Burenkov
Gen. Vasilevsky
Gen. Rokossovsky
Gen. Rybalko