Attack on Leningrad

January 3rd, 2009


Attack on Leningrad

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When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them...

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 6.2/10 (1,840 voted)

Director: Aleksandr Buravsky

Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Mira Sorvino, Aleksandr Abdulov

When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a young and idealist police officer and together they will fight for their own survival and the survival of the people in the besieged Leningrad.

Gabriel Byrne - Phillip Parker
Mira Sorvino - Kate Davis
Aleksandr Abdulov - Chigasov
Vladimir Ilin - Malinin
Mikhail Efremov - Omelchenko
Mikhail Trukhin - Vernik
Evgeniy Sidikhin - Korneyev
Olga Sutulova - Nina Tsvetkova - militiaman
Kirill Lavrov - Radio announcer
Armin Mueller-Stahl - Von Leeb
Alexander Beyer - Walter Graf von Hoesdorff
Aleksandr Filippenko - Arkatov
Mariya Golubkina - Ageyeva
Sergey Nikonenko - Artillery captain
Valentina Talyzina - Valentina

Taglines: Some fight. Others fall. All are heroes.


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 3 Jan 2009

Filming Locations: Russia

Box Office Details

Budget: $7,000,000 (estimated)

Technical Specs

Runtime: Afghanistan:

User Review

A top looking movie that disappoints completely.

Rating: 3/10

If you want to watch it because of the epic war theater - the siege of Leningrad - don't. As a war movie this one is a complete JOKE - from the bad special effects to a director with zero grasp of reality: in one scene 20 Germans are running towards 20 dug in Russians. The Russians counter attack by getting out and running towards the Germans. They shoot once and then they charge, the Germans do the same like a civil war battle and then we have a hand to hand fight of those 40 people?!?!? And that represents the battle at the Leningrad front. You want see more, that's it, that's all, move along to the acting.

Acting - 2nd rate. You will see the 2 stars, Gabriel Byrne and Mira Sorvino tired and going trough the mechanics of acting. Good performance from the kids and Olga Sutulova.

Ohh, but Wait you say! This is a great drama, an epic in human suffering and endurance, thats why i will watch it! Yeah, but this movie does no justice to the Siege of Leningrad where 1.5 million people lost their lives. It barely scratches the surface of the 872 days of bravery, self sacrifice and complete horror that was the siege.

The real problem with the movie is that after watching it i feel angry at an epic story being told to me by amateurs, for that is how it feels at the end. (except the kids and the militia girl)


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