The Liberation - Film IV: The Battle of Berlin: The Liberation is an epic five-part film series considered the most large-scale World War II film ever made in the Soviet Union. Filmed from 1968 to 1971 the first part was released during 1970 for the 25th anniversary of Victory Day. The series was a Soviet-Polish-East German-Italian-Yugoslavian co-production by the studios Mosfilm ZF-Start/PRF-ZF Deutsche Film AG Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica and Avala Film. It was directed by Yuri Ozerov. The script was written by Yuri Bondarev and Oscar Kurganov.The films are a dramatized account of the liberation of the Soviet Unions territory and the subsequent defeat of Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War focusing on five major Eastern Front campaigns: the Battle of Kursk the Lower Dnieper Offensive Operation Bagration the Vistula-Oder Offensive and the Battle of Berlin.The series was created under the aegis of Soviet authorities with the military and political establishment heavily involved in the production. Liberation was intended to present a heroic depiction of the Soviet role in the Second World War. Although many critics described it as an unrealistic glorification of the past it became one the most widely recognized Soviet films dealing with the Great Patriotic War.Film I: The Fire Bulge.Film II: Breakthrough.Film III (in 2 parts): Direction of the Main Blow.Film IV: The Battle of Berlin.Film V: The Last Assault
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The Liberation - Film IV: The Battle of Berlin (1971)
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cosmic12343 : I was hoping for more of a scare... stereotypes galore... not the best.