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by Fedor Bondarchuk


Irrelevant to politics, The Ninth Legion is a movie about people and fate. Young soldiers lives were filled with loss and defeat. They were fighting for the Soviet empire – for nothing: upon their return home the Soviet Union had already collapsed.

international title: NINTH COMPANY, THE (NINTH LEGION, THE)
original title: 9-YA ROTA
country: Finland, Russian Federation
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Fedor Bondarchuk
film run: 130'
release date: 29/09/05 (RU)
screenplay: Yoriy Korotkov
cast: Mikhail Porechenkov, Nikolay Fomenko, Alexey Chadov, Yuriy Kolokolnikov, Dimitriy Dyuzhev, Alexander Bashirov
cinematography by: Maksim Osadchiy
art director: Grigori Pushkin
music: Dato Evgenidze
producer: Ilkka Y.L. Matila
production: MRP - Matila Röhr Productions, Finnish Film Foundation