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The Ascent


Boris Plotnikov, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Lyudmila Polyakova, Viktoriya Goldentul View All


Larisa Shepitko (Director), Larisa Shepitko (Writer), Yuri Klepikov (Writer) View All

Release: Apr. 2nd, 1977
Runtime: 1 hour, 51 minutes
Two Soviet partisans leave their starving band to get supplies from a nearby farm. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into occupied territory, a voyage that will also take them deep into their souls.
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During a brutal Russian winter in World War II on the Eastern Front, two Soviet partisan fighters trek cross country to find food for themselves and their starving comrades, what they find is nothing but misery.