This was filmed in 1971, and has a much older feel to it. Black and white movie. Set in the winter of 1942 among partisan fighters against the Nazis. For some reason the Soviets banned this movie. Not sure why, it makes the Russians seem pretty heroic which, indeed, they were. Pretty much a classic war movie with a nice twist. A guy in a German uniform beats a partisan into submission and then surrenders to him, saying he is a Russian soldier who was captured and impressed by the Germans. He wants back into the fight on the right side. The film has terrific portrayals of the stock characters of war movies: the grizzled field officer, the popinjay lieutenant, the willies and joes, and we get terrific performances from the character actors.
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