Battle for Sevastopol Movie Info:.
When war breaks out in 1941. Lyudmila joins the army. She turns out to be a natural sniper. and her impressive skills make her stand out. When wounds force her from the battlefield. she travels to the United States to press for a second front.
Initial release: April 2, 2015.
Director: Sergeiy Mokritskiy.
Running time: 1h 50m.
Screenplay: Maxim Budarin. Egor Olesov. Leonid Korin. Maxim Dankevich.
Producers: Natalia Mokrizkaya. Egor Olesov.
The breakout of the war shatters the world of a young student, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, forcing her to enlist in the army in 1941. The maiden turns out to be a natural-born sniper, her impressive skill and prowess make her stand out among men and women alike. Seeing Pavlichenko as a tangible threat, the German High Command gives orders to eliminate the girl whatever the cost. In the meanwhile, Lyudmila meets a man and falls in love. War fades into the background… Soon, however, another misfortune befalls Lyudmila leaving the man she loves on the brink of death and herself seriously wounded. The girl is pulled out of combat and later goes to the United States with a publicity visit. Eleanor Roosevelt welcomes Lyudmila in the White House and the two women soon become close. It won’t be long before Pavlichenko stands before an audience in Chicago pressing for a second front. Will her words have the capacity to change the course of war?
The filming began in 2012 after the first archive material devoted to Pavlichenko was examined. Serhiy Mokrytskyi. who is better known as a cinematographer. served as director; after his arrival. the plot was altered to more closely match Pavlichenko’s life. During production. there was concern that the growing political tension between Russia and Ukraine as a result of the ouster of the Ukrainian president by anti-Russian forces could harm production or distribution of the film. However. the film was released in both countries on the same day. in each country’s own respective language.