Directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk, and written by Yuriy Korotkov (writer), "9th Company" (also known as ""9 rota" - Finland", ""9th Legion" - Europe") is an Action/Drama/War film, released in the USA on August 31 of 2010 . Artur Smolyaninov and Aleksei Chadov are starring, alongside Konstantin Kryukov, Ivan Kokorin, Mikhail Evlanov and Artyom Mikhalkov.
They stood together while their country fell apart
Based on real-life events, 9th COMPANY recounts a year in the shared lives of a group of young soldiers drafted to serve in Afghanistan during the final year of the Soviet conflict. The poignant story of one units dedication to each other during their valiant defense of Position 3234, 9th COMPANY follows this small group of soldiers during a heated, and futile, battle that ravaged their forgotten company, as they fought on, unaware that the war had ended. The film was Russia's official submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the director of "9th Company"?
Artur Smolyaninov and Fyodor Bondarchuk have also worked together on "9 rota", released in 2005 in which Artur Smolyaninov portrays Lyutyi.
What was the release date of "9th Company"?
"9th Company" was first released in Belarus on Thursday, September 29, 2005.Release dates in the United States:
- Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - DVD premiere
- Friday, September 03, 2010
- Friday, February 16, 2007