military drama

The military drama "Rzhev" is the first full– length project of the Trix Media film company. The film shows the events of February 1942 that took place during the battle of Rzhev, which is considered one of the bloodiest in world history.

The script is based on the story "Redeem with blood" by the writer-front-line soldier Vyacheslav Kondratiev. The red Army, after several months of fierce fighting, finally knocks the enemy out of the village of Ovsyannikovo, which is worth huge losses – only a third of the company's personnel remains. Exhausted to the limit, the soldiers are waiting for reinforcements, but the order comes from the headquarters – to hold the village at any cost, and this is equivalent to a death sentence. The company commander is faced with a difficult choice - either to lose the remnants of the company, fulfilling a meaningless command order, or to withdraw his men from the mortar fire, but at the same time to leave the occupied positions and go to court for violating the order.

In extremely realistic details, only one brutal battle is shown, in which, as in a drop of water, the whole truth about the war is reflected.

According to official data, more than a million Soviet soldiers and officers were killed in the battle of Rzhev. According to unofficial data, more than two.

Official data:
Deadweight loss - 392 554 people
Sanitary - 768 233 people
Total, including the prisoners, the loss amounted to 605 984 people. And along sanitary: 1 374 217 people.

The battle of Rzhev, which ended on March 31, 1943, went down in the history of the great Patriotic war as one of the longest and bloodiest. The battles lasted for more than a year with breaks of several months. All this time, the Soviet army was experiencing an acute shortage of food, weapons, and people. Four offensive operations of the Soviet troops followed each other, the fighting was fierce, and the losses on both sides were catastrophic. After a bloody 15-month battle, Rzhev was never taken - the Germans were forced to retreat.

Inessa Yurchenko, Sergey Shcheglov
Igor Kopylov
Photography director(s):
Эдгар Жамгарян, Евгений Кордунский
Igor Kopylov
Sergey Zharkov, Ivan Batyrev, Oleg Gayanov, Arseny Semenov, Alexander Gorbatov, Alexander Bukharov, Grigory Nekrasov, Igor Grabuzov, Alexander Aravushkin, Dan Rozin, Andrey Korovnichenko, Pyotr Logachev, Danila Voropaev and others.