Thursday, November 16, 2017

WAR WEDNESDAY: SLAVIC HEROISM IN 'FIVE FACES OF MARIA' WWI AND 'THE FORGOTTEN 500' WW2 MOVIES! 'THE MAN WITH THE IRON HEART' WW2 TRAILER WITH JASON CLARKE, JACK REYNOR, JACK O'CONNELL

 'FIVE FACES OF MARIA'
HEROIC RUSSIAN WOMEN OF WW1
Maria Bochkareva in WWI
In the light of the Armistice Day which was last weekend, here are a few war projects coming up in the future all of them speaking of the bravery of Slavic people in times of great turmoil! 'Deadline' reports that Francis Lawrence will direct FIVE FACES OF MARIA for Universal Pictures which tells the true story of Maria Bochkareva, a Russian soldier who overcame poverty and abuse to fight alongside male soldiers in Word War I. After rising through the ranks and displaying stringent discipline and unwavering support for the motherland, Maria formed and led the heroic
Maria and her heroic Women's Battalion of Death!
Women’s Battalion of Death, the first all-female Russian combat regiment. She recruited nearly 2000 women and had great success on the Eastern front.

 'THE FORGOTTEN 500'
ON HEROISM OF SERBIAN VILLAGERS IN WORLD WAR II
Based on Gregory Freeman's book
Another example of the heroic sacrifice of Slavic people during great wars will be seen in THE FORGOTTEN 500 based on a Gregory Freeman book about brave Serbian villagers who risked their lives to save American pilots from the Nazis. Young American airmen, eager to join the war and fight the Germans, took part in often deadly trips from Italy to bomb German oil fields in Romania. They found themselves parachuting out of crippled planes and into the arms of Yugoslav villagers who, despite being surrounded by the Germans, risked their own lives to help the downed airmen in the fight against the Nazis. With crucial fighter support from the Tuskegee Airmen, American cargo planes descended into Nazi territory for the greatest secret rescue mission of World War II.

 'MAN WITH THE IRON HEART'
TRAILER WITH JASON CLARKE, JACK REYNOR, JACK O'CONNELL
The movie is currently playing around Europe
You can also check out the trailer for World War II action drama THE MAN WITH THE IRON HEART (also known as HHhH) which arrives to European and Chinese cinemas this month starring Jason Clarke, Jack Reynor, Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell and Mia Wasikowska! 1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid. Two young recruits in their late twenties, Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader - Reich protector Reinhard Heydrich, Head of the SS, the Gestapo, and the architect of the "Final Solution". 

18 comments:

  1. I certainly wouldn't want to be on the bad end of the stick with Maria. She sounded like one bad ass lady.

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    1. such a glorious hero! We had women who led army in Serbia too in WWI, some of them even became generals, their stories are so filmic!

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    2. Hopefully we'll see more films about these women.

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    3. the best of stories are usually not seen on film because films are done in Hollywood and Hollywood usually does only American heroes.

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    4. And that's why Hollywood puts out mostly shit these days.

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    5. yes, militaristic superheroes to teach kids they should join the terrorist army :( The vigilante seed of revenge is the worst one you can plant in your kid :(

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    1. Isn't Maria a peach? We do ever so love her and heroic efforts!

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  3. Some good looking films. I had to go check out HHhH on Wiki. :D

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    1. there was another film called ANTHROPOID on that story recently with Jamie Dornan :)

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  4. I'm not usually a fan of war themed movies, but when they encompass the human spirit and a selflessness that crosses political/national boundaries, I'm good to give it a go. I've heard about the Women’s Battalion of Death before. Super scary stuff there. When a woman goes on the war path, beware. ;)

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    1. those ladies did clear their cities from the evil Nazis like dirt under the broom

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  5. What a subject, interesting and important...

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    1. and very current, as we obviously haven't learnt anything

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  6. Wow! You've hit the trifecta. I like the sound of all three of these. Thanks DEZ!

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  7. Women’s Battalion of Death... cause everything a man can do, we can do, too. I get it.

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    1. some of them can even grow a moustache, but don't tell it to their faces...

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