Skip to comments.Fantastic War Movie! - Very Intense Firefights - True Story - Vanity
Posted on 04/05/2011 9:19:50 AM PDT by MrInvisible
Last night I watched the movie 9th Company on Netflix. This is an outstanding war movie that in my opinion is not to be missed by war movie aficionados. It's a riveting, true account of a group of young enlisted Soviet paratroopers. In the beginning, you follow this group of young men through the rigors of bootcamp where they eventually develop a close camaraderie. They're mentored by a tough, stomach-punching drill sergeant who's the lone survivor of his unit from the Afghan conflict. Even though he's tough as nails, he cares about his soldiers he mentors and wishes he could go with them, but his request for transfer is denied. As soon as these young Russian men set foot in Afghanistan they're immediately shocked by the harsh realities of what being in a war zone is really like. And they soon take a liking to their new officers who at times off harsh lessons on what it really takes to survive. These young paratroopers are tasked with protecting a convoy and take up position on top of a hill. They're confronted with swarms of Muj and much of the movie is filled with intense fire fights and brutally-realistic action scenes. If you've seen documentaries on the current US war in Afghanistan you'll quickly see how the Russian and American experience are similar and you can't help but compare the two. The cinematography is outstanding and this is a well produced war movie that obviously had a handsome budget. This movie ends on an interesting twist with a lesson that many American vets can probably identify with. I believe this is a war movie you'll remember. 9th Company.
Meh...not a big fan of commie propaganda...
In 10 parts on Youtube.
I don't like commie propaganda at all. However I found the opening scenes of "Enemy at the Gates" very worth watching. I explained to my kids that in my view, it represents the stupidity of Stalin and how he crippled his own military by his purges.
As for 9th Company, I plan to watch it. I would love to see some movies produced by American film makers showing the true course of action in the battle of Fallujah and the battles the guys are fighting in Afghanistan. "Avatar" seems to be the best that the jackasses in America can come up with regarding the military.
For that matter, we are not seeing the realistic portrayals of the atrocities being committed by the Taliban and other jihadists. ROP and all that PC crap. For now, maybe 9th Company would be a good source to get an idea of the problem the troops face.
Thanks for the head’s up.
There are some fine films on Netflix, movies I would ordinarily have never seen. Some are documentaries that are interesting (like the one on animals that defy the theory of evolution).
Some are just fun ... like “Zombies ..... Aaaaa” which tells the Zombie story from the zombie point of view. Bad, but funny.
I’ll look for it tonight. Thanks
You want to watch a movie, you will never forget...watch “Idi I Smotri (Come and See)” It was a Belorussian movie made around 1986, really no Commie propaganda in it at all, just showed the brutality of the Nazis, that no Hollywood movie ever dared to touch.
Thanks for the info, I will definitely watch it if I can find it.
‘Come and See’ was difficult to sit through. It was the final film of director Elem Klimov who died in 2003.
From the 80s, is it on DVD? Subtitles i assume?
It’s definitely not for the squeamish.
Love Netflix...seen a lot of good movies that will never be on TV agbain since I got it a few months ago...
I really like the independent movie genre.
Should be. It was even on YouTube, although they probably took it down by now.
A quote from Klimov on the movie, “As a young boy, I had been in hell... Had I included everything I knew and shown the whole truth, even I could not have watched it.”
Russkies made some epic war movies, there was one about Kursk, they even did a full-scale production just on the Battle of Berlin.
Is Putin the star, running around without a shirt wrestling Taliban Alligators?
Thanks for the tip,,i’d never heard of it before.
“A Woman in Berlin” .......... No Nazi Propaganda. Come and See?? Saw it, and own it on PAL, I thought it was a good movie too. I have a collection of Propaganda films made in WW II Germany. Picked them up at a gun show. Its seeing the war from the other side. The themes are the same as the ones we made in Hollywood.
Another excellent war movie, “Tavisota”, a Finnish movie about the Winter War.