The Star war movie
The Star war movie

The Star (2002, Russia)

Original / alternative title: Zvezda

Categories: commandos moviesinfantry moviesraid moviesreconnaissance movies

Running time: 95 minutes

Language: Russian / German

In preparation for the big push on the Eastern Front Russians are setting up a scout platoon called Zvezda (the star) to go behind enemy lines and find positions of German armoured divisions. After artillery barrage they move out and slip through enemy lines. While being on the hostile ground they are forced to use any means to reach their target.

The Star, like many other Russian war movies, is a mixture of adventure, love story, heroism and lack of realism. The story of small scout platoon behind German lines could have been so much better than what we get in Zvezda, f.e. if it was made like Where Eagles Dare. But this film is a simple story, told in a simple way, showing a small fragment of Russian history.

Our rating


Film value

5 / 10

Realism factor

3 / 5

Adventure factor

4 / 5

Historical accuracy

2 / 5

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Cast of The Star

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as Lt. Travkin

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Artyom Semakin

as Pvt. Vorobiev

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as Sgt. Kostya Mamochkin

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as Sgt. Anikanov

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as Pvt. Bykov

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Amadu Mamadakov

as Pvt. Temdekov

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Events depicted in The Star

World War II (1936-1945) Operation Bagration (22 Jun 1944)