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Anastasiya Nemolyayeva , Aleksandr Rogozhkin    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   DVD
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During WWII the USA sent planes to the USSR. Some of the planes flew to the USSR on their own. A net of intermediate airfields was organized in undeveloped areas of the USSR from Chukotka, the territory that was closest to Alaska, to the Urals. Some pilots used to drive the planes from their airfield to the next one, then they used to return on their airfield and were waiting for a new party of planes from the previous airfield. The movie describes the life on one of such airfields in Chukotka. That was the first airfield of the airfield net. American pilots used to drive there 'Aircobras' from Alaska and then Soviet pilots used to drive them to the West, to the next airfield inside of the USSR. The Soviet pilots who operated from the airfield were young guys. In the beginning of the movie the twelve young pilots were waiting for the planes and were looking how the American pilots were landing on those planes. Suddenly it turned out that all the twelve American pilots were young pretty girls. Then those guys and girls used to meet again and again in the airfield.Also the image of the Americans is very good in the movie. The Soviet and Americans behaved to one another as friends. The Americans were played by American actors. And the "Aircobras" are looked real. Sometimes soft American music of the 40th plays and it attaches very good atmosphere to the movie scenes. The Russian DVD I t has English subtitles.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A movie that builds bridges between cultures. April 2 2012
The wartime winter of 1942-1943. A military airstrip in inhospitable Chukotka is the setting for an encounter between three civilisations, and a bizarre tangle of human destinies. Fighters piloted by elegant Americans arrive here from Alaska, and barely trained Russian youngsters transport them to the front. Their naive friendliness upsets the vigilant local bosses, while the transit flights are ruining the local hunters. In the interests of allied protocol, political deportees are even allowed on the base: a famous design engineer is here as a cook, and a neurologist grows vegetables in a greenhouse. The former wife of a fanatical commander works here as an interpreter and takes care of a wonderfully equipped library. Fleeting passions meld together humanity and cruelty, unconditional, like love and death. What was the truth of what happened here, and what was illusion? A lot of things become clear only years later, in the year of Stalin's death....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic - Thriller , comedy , realist depiction , great acting. Sept. 27 2006
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This is a movie set during WWII at a transit Air Base in Eastern Siberia. Its a movie that touches a person's heart at the end of it. The acting is great and the story evolves beautifully. Has lot of humour both overt and subtle. But the end is like that of a thriller. I think its better with the english subtitles as the original tones of the Russian speakers would be lost with dubbing.
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