Voskhozhdeniye (The Ascent)
Voskhozhdeniye (The Ascent) (1978)

Two Soviet partisans depart their starving band on a short march to a nearby farm to get supplies. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into occupied territory, a voyage that will also take them… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 22, 1978
DVD Release Date: August 12, 2008
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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

The scenario's religious overtones notwithstanding, its brutal realism is overwhelming.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Shepitko's chilling and emotionally gripping WWII psychological drama.

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Stella Dallas
certainly a beautifully made propaganda. the christian imagery seems weirdly blatant for a soviet film. this is on mosfilm's youtube channel
Walter M.
In "The Ascent," a group of partisans during the Great Patriotic War are being picked off one by one by the occupying and much better armed Nazi… More