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When the "bastards" become heroes

January 18 2006

1943. For the organization of a military school for training of saboteurs is released from prison, Colonel Vishnevetskii. Students for this school come from prisons and colonies, the 14-15-year-old juveniles, criminals, whom no one will ever find. After the severe training they are sent to destroy the Alpine mountain-nazi.
Lost high in the mountains and being on the brink of life and death, you still can make a choice: to remain a rascal or a hero.

Cast: Andrei Panin, Andrei Krasko, Alexander Golovin, Sergey RYCHENKOV, VLADIMIR Kashpur, Vladimir Andreev, Rostislav BERSHAUER, Alexander Nikulin, Alexei Sobolev, NIKITA Jeroen, Marius SHTANDEL, OLEG Buganov, VELIMIR Rusakov, ILYA Sysoev, Igor Yurt, Alexander Verbitsky Dmitry Gorevoi, Kirill Emelyanov, NMCS SIMON, ANDRE Bobrov, Yuri Sysoev, Alexander Soloviev, Roman Savchenko.

Directed by Alexander ATANESYAN, artistic director Maxime FESYUN, director of photography DMITRY Yashonkov, composer Arkady Ukupnik, sound Julia Egorova, casting JAN AVDEEV, costume and ALEXEI REED HELENE STANKEEVA, makeup artist Elena Fomichev, the script Vladimir Kunin and ALEXANDER ATANESYAN.

Action-drama "bastards." Tape on the novel by Vladimir Kunin tells the story of two boys, thirteen and fifteen years, which fall out of the bullpen in the special camp, where the teenagers are preparing subversive groups. Ahead of them waiting for a barrage of which will go live only two of the main characters - Kotya and Tyapa.

"Alpine" episodes tapes were recorded in the mountains of Armenia. There was also "placed" a secret mountain special camp, where a desperate little boys are ready to become a pro-saboteurs. Skydive, climb the steep rocks, learn the basic techniques of unarmed combat - these are just few of the things that should be able to "bastards", Kotka and Tyapa - Alexander Golovin and Sergey Rychenkov.

To carry out high-rise complex shooting in Armenia from Kiev, was brought a unique, almost unique camera crane, at one time participated in the filming of the legendary "Titanic."

The film involved a huge number of engineers, consultants, and pyrotechnics. Conducted sophisticated helicopter shot using the latest technology of filmmaking.

Crowd of kids in the savvy shoes, cotton khaki trousers, canvas jackets and gray knitted cap occupied trampled area in the mountains. And here in the mountains, made a playground: bars, horizontal bars, ropes. Boys warm up under the strict guidance of brave trainers themselves are also a form of martial.

Characters of the film was not home boys. But the "bastards" kids call adults statesmen, coined in 1943 to break the secret camp in the mountains, in fact - to establish a school to train young commandos operating behind enemy lines. In this school humane Soviet power drove juvenile offenders, orphans, street children and the other is not the most valuable to the community builders of communism "human material". Abandoned in the rear of the boys were doomed and the government knew about it. In fact, it is teaching the kid bases-hand combat, mountain climbing and parachuting, prepare them to death.Camp authorities certainly are not mistaken about his fate: a witness in such cases do not leave.

Basis for the film was taken a true story that took place in the Kazakh mountains ....

But the geographic derogation - the only liberty in this story. Screenwriter - Vladimir Kunin famous writer, a former pilot, circus artist, and even earlier - a boy from the very commando school in Kazakhstan. He escaped from there and only so survived. Years later he wrote an autobiographical novel, "Mika and Alfred." Then three chapters of the novel has developed into an independent story - so was born the screenplay "bastards."

In the Russian hire film "Bastards" is released on February 2.

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