They Fought for Their Country (Russian: Они сражались за Родину, translit. Oni srazhalis' za Rodinu) is a 1975 Soviet war film based on the eponymous novel written by Mikhail Sholokhov and directed by Sergei Bondarchuk. It was entered into the 1975 Cannes Film Festival. The film is the story of a Soviet platoon fighting a rearguard action during the German drive on Stalingrad. The film was selected as the Soviet entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 49th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Directed By:||Sergey Bondarchuk|
|Written By:||Sergey Bondarchuk, Mikhail Sholokhov|
|Cast:||Evgeniy Samoylov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Ivan Lapikov, Natalya Gundareva, Igor Efimov, Tatyana Bozhok, Nikolay Shutko, Nonna Mordyukova, Andrey Rostotskiy, Nikolay Volkov, Pyotr Merkurev, Angelina Stepanova, Mikhail Chigaryov, Anatoli Pereverzyov, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Yuriy Nikulin, Vasiliy Shukshin, Lidiya Fedoseeva-Shukshina, Aleksey Vanin, Georgiy Burkov, Nikolay Gubenko, Irina Skobtseva|
|In Theaters:||May 12, 1975|
|Runtime:||2 hours 17 minutes|