Liberation I: The Fire Bulge

Liberation I: The Fire Bulge

May. 06, 1970Soviet Union88 Min.PG
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Liberation is a five-part epic documentary about WWII from the perspective of the Eastern Front. Created by Yuri Ozerov, the series was primarily a Soviet production, but also included collaboration with Polish, East German, Italian, and Yugoslav studios.

During the 1960s, the Soviet government was deeply unhappy that a number of Western films about WWII were being made with little to no reference to the Eastern Front. A prime example of this is the popular, Oscar-winning D-Day epic, The Longest Day (1962). And so, the Soviet authorities commissioned a monumental docudrama – Liberation – to commemorate and the war and demonstrate the important role the Soviet Union played.

This the first episode deals with “The Fire Bulge” that was the Kursk offensive.

Liberation I: The Fire Bulge
Liberation I: The Fire Bulge
Original title Освобождение: Огненная Дуга
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Yuri Ozerov


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Vyacheslav Molotov
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Pyotr Shcherbakov isGen. Telegin
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Ivan Pereverzev isGen. Chuykov
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Vladlen Davydov isGen. Rokossovsky
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Bukhuti Zakariadze isJosef Stalin
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