1944

1944

DVD - 2017
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The World War II true-life story of Estonia facing advances from both the Russian Red Army and the German Nazi forces. Shown through the eyes of Estonian soldiers who, faced with these two opposing armies, found they had to pick sides and fight against fellow brothers. Difficult choices had to be made, not only by the soldiers, but also by their loved ones.

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voisjoe1_0
Nov 08, 2018

Estonian soldiers drafted by Germany and Estonian soldiers drafted by Russia - fighting each other - often at close range. Really makes one sick when the last man standing looks at his latest killing realizing he was forced to kill an Estonian just like himself. This really shows the stupid slaughter brought about by WWII's authoritarian madmen.

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Dreamstime
Mar 15, 2018

An interesting story to tell about a national conflict in WWII. Acting and production value was very good though the story was weak. Before watching, Google Estonia and WWII to appreciate the reality behind the movie.

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gloogai
Mar 15, 2018

A pretty powerful film, exploring how Estonia (along with Poland, Ukraine and other eastern European states) suffered brutally at the hands of both Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. It's a story of dreadful treachery, with larger geopolitical events dashing hopes of political freedom and national independence. Most of the film is a graphic depiction of soldiers' lives (and deaths) in the final stages of the Second World War.

My only minor quibble was that there was more than a touch of feeding the audience information on various events in modern Estonian history that were interesting, but unnecessary.

If you enjoy this, you might consider seeking out "The Singing Revolution", a truly inspiring documentary that tells the story of how Estonia finally regained its independence with the fall of the Soviet Union.

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