The Star In Hindi 720p
646f9e108c The film is based on the eponymous book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In the summer of 1944 the Nazi Armies prepare a massive Tank Division named 'Viking" for the offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's special group of seven snipers named "Zvezda" is sent for a reconnaissance operation behind the enemy lines in the back of the Nazi Tank Division. Two previous Russian groups never came back. The seven Russians know that they are going to an almost certain Death for the sake of Victory.
During WW2 the Russian Army sent a special group named "Zvezda" to fight the Nazis in their backyard.
I would say Zvezda is well worth seeing for its sociological value. In short, i see it as the kind of incredibly primitive patriotic propaganda deemed necessary to restore the faith of the population in Putin's tattered Russia by flattering the century-old Russian soft spot for militarism.
Besides, Lebedev openly and shamelessly copies Spielberg's "saving private Ryan". The rip-off become obvious when you compare the characters with the original short story (which was awarded the Stalin prize in 1947 !). You will see the German-speaking-greenhorn spring right from Spielberg's script. Same goes for the gross simplifications of the military context. As Spielberg replaces German garrison troops armed with 1940 obsolete French light tanks with first-line veterans supported by Tiger tanks, Lebedev makes up grotesque figures - 10 000 men to chase a handful of Russian scouts ! - and turns what the short story describes as a limited counter-offensive into the threat of an Eastern front version of the battle of the Bulge. This rewriting of history