Keywords: Soviet war in Afghanistan
"9th Company is a Russian film released in 2005. It is directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk, the son of classic Soviet film director Sergei Bondarchuk, whose 1959 Destiny of a Man was a landmark in film treatments of World War II.
The film is the first attempt by Russian filmmakers to create a big-screen, big-budget movie about the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The film tells the story of a group of soldiers from the moment they are drafted into the army until their final standoff against the mujahideen. The film is based on real events which took place in 1989. The film was made for $9 million with help from the United Kingdom's Shepperton Studios.
The film was released September 29, 2005 and became a Russian box office hit. It generated $7.7 million in its first five days of release alone, a new domestic record."
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