THE LAST FRONTIER – DIE SCHLACHT UM MOSKAU
- Action, War Movie
- Russia, 2020
- 136 min.
- Directed by: Vadim Shmelyov
- Cast: Artyom Gubin, Lyubov Konstantinova, Igor Yudin, Alexey Bardukov
This film tells the story of the Podolsk cadets’ heroic stand outside Moscow in October 1941.
Cadets from the Podolsk infantry and artillery schools were sent to the Ilyinsky line of defense, fighting alongside units from the 43rd Army to hold back the German advance until reinforcements arrived. Hopelessly outnumbered, young men in their teens laid down their lives in a battle lasting almost two weeks to obstruct the far superior Nazi forces advancing towards Moscow.
This film is not only about war. It is also about love and true camaraderie in the face of tragic hardships.
Around 3,500 cadets from two Podolsk military schools were sent together with their commanding officers to hold up the last line of defense outside Moscow. Most of them remained there for eternity.