ⓘ They Fought for Their Country

                                     

ⓘ They Fought for Their Country

They Fought for Their Country 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.

                                     

1. Cast

  • Nikolai Volkov as private Nikiforov
  • Vasily Shukshin as Piotr Lopakhin
  • Innokenti Smoktunovsky as Doctor
  • Nonna Mordyukova as Natalya Stepanovna
  • Ivan Lapikov as starshina Poprischenko
  • Lidiya Fedoseyeva-Shukshina as Glasha
  • Nikolai Gubenko as lieutenant Goloshchekov
  • Georgi Burkov as private Alexandr Kopytovskij
  • Nikolai Shutko as cook Lisichenko
  • Sergei Bondarchuk as private Ivan Zvyagintsev
  • Yevgeni Samojlov as colonel Marchenko
  • Yuri Nikulin as private Nekrasov
  • Andrei Rostotsky as gefreiter Kochetygov
  • Vyacheslav Tikhonov as private Nikolay Streltsov