24 November 2016 (Russia)
5.742 million USD
| 7.1/10 |
1.7 million USD
| Kim Druzhinin
Andrey Shalopa, Kim Druzhinin
Andrey Shalopa, Aleksandr Ustyugov, Kim Druzhinin, Lidiya Milyuzina, Aleksey Morozov
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28 panfilovtsev (Russian: 28 панфиловцев) is a 2016 drama war film about the act of bravery of a group of Soviet soldiers from the Panfilov's Twenty-Eight Guardsmen in the defense of based on 8th Guards Rifle Division operations during the 1941 Battle of Moscow is set in the Eastern Front of World War II. The film is directed by Kim Druzhinin and Andrey Shalopa, produced by Panfilov's Twenty Eight and Gaijin Entertainment. Initially the film used crowdfunding, later it has been financially supported by Russian and Kazakhstan governments and Gaijin Entertainment game development company. The premiere took place in Volokolamsk in 16 November 2016 and in Russia in 24 November 2016.
28 panfilovtsev (film) Wikipedia
USSR, Late November, 1941. Based on the account by reporter Vasiliy Koroteev that appeared in the Red Army's newspaper, Krasnaya Zvezda, shortly after the battle, this is the story of Panifilov's Twenty-Eight, a group of twenty-eight soldiers of the Red Army's 316th Rifle Division, under the command of General Ivan Panfilov, that stopped the advance on Moscow of a column of fifty-four German tanks of the 11th Panzer Division for several days. Though armed only with standard issue Mosin-Nagant infantry rifles and DP and PM-M1910 machine guns, all useless against tanks, and with wholly inadequate RPG-40 anti-tank grenades and PTRD-41 anti-tank rifles, they fight tirelessly and defiantly, with uncommon bravery and unwavering dedication, to protect Moscow and their Motherland.
The plot was written by Andrey Shalopa in 2009, and the production team took their teaser trailer of the film to Boomstarter crowdfunding platform, seeking co-financiers. "It will be a film about Soviet heroes. We will describe the battle near Dubosekovo, which went down in history as the deed of 28 Panfilov's men". The crowdfunding campaign was successful, and the film raised 3 million rubles our of planned 300 thousands. By the time of the premiere the film raised 34,746 million rubles.
In May 2014 Gaijin Entertainment, Russian game development company known for its game War Thunder joined the funding. In December 2014 the film won a grant of 30 million rubles from Russian Ministry of Culture, and later the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Kazakhstan added another $287 thousand.