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Release Date: March 14, 2007Running Time: 52 mins.
MPAA Rating: None
Genre: Documentary, Foreign, Historical

Sergei Loznitsa
Vyacheslav Telnov
Sergei Loznitsa

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The siege of Leningrad has become one of the legends of World War II. It lasted 900 days, and it was not until March 1, 1944, that the enemy stranglehold on the city with its several million inhabitants relaxed. The city was constantly bombarded, faced hunger and freezing temperatures, but its people kept on working and adjusted their lives to the situation. The film is compiled from authentic news footage. Individual shots have been grouped in thematic passages about various different aspects of the reality of the siege. With no commentary, this reanimation of the past is based only on the image and evocation through sound. The film thus gets behind the legend to the real life of people in ... Full Summary >>