The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)

Genres - War, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USSR  |  
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It is a little-known fact that during World War II a small number of Soviet women actively served in combat. This film takes us into the lives of a small detachment of such women, and combines war action footage with gentler moments, such as when they kick their (male) sergeant out of the barracks for complaining that they don't wear enough clothes there. The story of their combat is interspersed with their memories of their husbands and civilian lives. The main combat sequence places them in conflict with a German patrol which was trying for a surprise attack on Russian positions. This film was nominated for an Oscar as "Best Foreign Film" in 1972.

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women, attack, barracks, patrol, Soviet, war