Magazine article Screen International

Filmart: Russian War Film 'Battery Number One' Scores Key Deals (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Filmart: Russian War Film 'Battery Number One' Scores Key Deals (Exclusive)

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Second World War drama sells to Japan and Korea.

‘Battery Number One’

Russia’s Mars Media Entertainment has sold Kirill Belevich’s Second World War drama Battery Number One (Ednichka) to Japan (Inter Film) and South Korea (Scene & Sound). The company is in negotiations to lock a deal with China.

Starring Andrey Merzlikin and Mikhail Yevlanov, Battery Number One is based on an autobiographical story by Second World War veteran and writer Alexander Nikolaev.

The film takes place in August 1944 when Soviet troops are moving through eastern Poland. Under orders to ensure safe passage for the army over a bridge near an abandoned monastery, Lieutenant Egorov and his battalion discover a makeshift orphanage for deaf-mute children hiding in the monastery with their teacher Eve, and are faced with the dilemma of compromising the refugees or executing their orders blindly. …

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