Movie Trailer: Battle For Sevastopol

While Clint Eastwood`s “American Sniper” rockin` movie theaters worldwide, war-weary Ukraine answers the call! 😉

Original title: Bitva za Sevastopol
Director: Sergeiy Mokritskiy
Cast: Joan Blackham, Vitaliy Linetskiy, Yuliya Peresild
Release Date: 2015
©2014 / 20th Century Fox

The breakout of the war shatters the world of a young student, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, forcing her to enlist in the army in 1941. The maiden turns out to be a natural-born sniper, her impressive skill and prowess make her stand out among men and women alike. Seeing Pavlichenko as a tangible threat, the German High Command gives orders to eliminate the girl whatever the cost…

A Russian-Ukrainian film about a legendary Soviet sniper nicknamed ‘Lady Death’ is aiming to be a hit in both nations despite the crisis that has turned the former allies against each other. Titled ‘Battle for Sevastopol’ in Russia but ‘Indestructible’ across the border in Ukraine, the movie – about a female sharpshooter who reportedly killed more than 300 Nazi troops – is a co-production between the two countries made just before relations nosedived. And despite the freeze in ties between the former Soviet nations that has seen Ukraine ban a slew of modern Russian films, the $5million (£3m) movie was launched last week with glitzy gala premieres in both Moscow and Kiev.

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And now some “LADY DEATH” history facts:

Lyudmila Pavlichenko was sent to the frontline in 1941 at the age of 25 after being trained as a sniper.

An unyielding character, she is said to have killed no fewer than 309 Nazis during the sieges of Odessa and later the strategic city of Sevastopol on Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula.

It is said she once lambasted a fellow sniper for firing a shot than ended the agony of a dying Nazi, saying: ‘They don’t deserve an easy death.’

She then falls for a fellow sniper and the couple plan to marry, but she is devastated when he, too, is killed.

Finally she is evacuated from Sevastopol after getting injured, soon before the Nazis captured the strategic city in 1942.

Sensing her propaganda value, the Soviet Union then sent her to tour Canada and the United States, where she called for the opening of a new front in the war.

Dressed in an army tunic and cap, she became an object of fascination, nicknamed ‘Lady Death’ by journalists.

She met American First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and was invited to stay at the White House as a personal guest.

The women stayed in touch and Roosevelt met her again years later in Moscow.

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I will watch this movie but my expectations are not very high. But perhaps with a bunchload of beer it`ll turn out to be a rocker! 😉 Будем здоровы!

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~ by geardoshit on April 17, 2015.

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