They Fought for Their Country

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They Fought for Their Country
File:They Fought for Their Country.jpg
Original poster by Konstantin Antonov, 1975
Directed by Sergei Bondarchuk
Written by Sergei Bondarchuk
Mikhail Sholokhov
Starring Vasily Shukshin
Music by Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov
Cinematography Vadim Yusov
Release dates
  • 22 May 1975 (1975-05-22)
Running time
137 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

They Fought for Their Country (Russian: Они сражались за Родину, translit. Oni srazhalis' za Rodinu) is a 1975 Soviet war film directed by Sergei Bondarchuk. It was entered into the 1975 Cannes Film Festival.[1] The film is the story of a Soviet platoon fighting a rearguard action during the German drive on Stalingrad. The film was selected as the Soviet entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 49th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2]


See also


  1. "Festival de Cannes: They Fought for Their Country". Retrieved 29 April 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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