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Nikolay DOSTAL
Николай ДОСТАЛЬ
Nikolaï DOSTAL
 
Russia, 2004  
Colour, fiction, TV serial

Chtrafbat

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Штрафбат

 

 Le Bataillon disciplinaire

 Chtrafbat


 
Directed by : Nikolay DOSTAL (Николай ДОСТАЛЬ)
 
Cast
Daria MOROZ (Дарья МОРОЗ)
 
 

Plot synopsis
Nikolai Dostal'’s critically acclaimed 11-part television serial Penal Battalion redefines Russia’s last Soviet myth—the heroic myth of the Great Patriotic War. While challenging some received truths about the cost of the victory and soldiers’ motivation to fight for the Soviet fatherland, the serial never questions the war’s mythological status in Russians’ popular consciousness. The myth of the great victory is the last myth that unifies Russia as a community. To the question, for what kind of a community did Russians fight, the serial gives an answer that many contemporary Russians believe to be the truth about the war. For the filmmaker and his scriptwriter, Eduard Volodarskii, Russians fought and suffered for the Russian Orthodox spiritual community.[...]
Alexander Prokhorov, kinokultura.com
 

Commentaries and bibliography
The Self and the Other in Recent Russian Cinema, Birgit BEUMERS, kinokultura.com, 2010
Nikolai Dostal' : Penal Battalion (Shtrafbat, TV, 2004), Alexander PROKHOROV, kinokultura.com, 2006
 


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