Friday, August 9, 2019

DEEPLY HAUNTING TRAILER FOR RUSSIAN WORLD WAR TWO MOVIE THE CORRIDOR OF IMMORTALITY ON HEROISM OF THE CITIZENS OF LENINGRAD

    CORRIDOR OF IMMORTALITY
 BASED ON THE TRUE STORY OF HEROISM OF LENINGRAD
The only thing I have for you today is Russian historical drama THE CORRIDOR OF IMMORTALITY (Коридор бессмертия), directed by Fyodor Popov, which aired in Russian cinemas a few months ago. It follows
The film aired in Russian cinemas earlier this May
Leningrad schoolgirl Masha Yablochkina who, after the fierce winter blockade of 1941-1942 (when her hometown lost one million citizens to starvation, cold and bombardments under the siege of German and Finnish Nazis), trying to survive and gain strength, comes to the Russian railways and is sent to the construction of the Shlisselburg train line, which connects the city with the rest of the land and is in direct sight of German artillery. Under the guidance of machinist Georgy Fedorov, Masha and the rest of the heroes deliver cargo to besieged Leningrad, using all sorts of tricks to prevent the shelling of trains. The film reveals little known facts about the construction (mainly by women, as men were in war, and under constant shelling) and operation of the railway,
Artyom Alekseev and Darya Ekamasova play the lead roles
which took the brunt of the transportation and delivered 75% of military equipment and food to the besieged city for years. A 33 kilometer railway was laid along the left bank of the Neva and the southern coast of Lake Ladoga between the stations of Shlisselburg and Polyany in 17 days and worked until the city was completely liberated in January 1944.

10 comments:

  1. Done in just 17 days? That wouldn't happen today. It takes my city 8 months just to fill a small pothole.

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    1. My city usually leaves potholes unfixed, they just don't give the smallest of damnes!

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  2. In the highly corrupt world we live today, only the very naive or stupid will think and talk of heroism and sacrifice.
    This russian drama ,however, is based on real heroes and on many lives sacrificed, to build a road that will enable help to besieged Leningrad. The railroad workers (mostly women) were constantly under the shelling of the Germans, so it was actually a Corridor to Death.
    I like the poster with the two lovers amid the Hell of german bombing.

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    1. It was a city that lost a million people in the war, imagine that!

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  3. That movie looks interesting! Sad it wasn't available in theatres here.

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    1. Maybe it will hit the small screens or Netflix at some point.

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  4. The Russians do like an epic tale or two!

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    1. Their history was pretty epic just as their souls and tradition are!

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