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Heroes of Shipka

Original title
Geroite na Shipka (Heroes of Shipka)
Year
Running time
137 min.
Country
Soviet Union  (USSR) Soviet Union (USSR)
Director
Screenwriter
Arkadi Perventsev
Music
Nikolai Kryukov, Filip Kutev
Cinematography
Mikhail Kirillov
Cast
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Producer
Co-production URSS-Bulgaria; Boyana Film / Bulgar Film / Lenfilm Studio
Genre
War. Drama | Historical. 19th Century
Synopsis / Plot
Geroite na Shipka (Bulgarian: Героите на Шипка; Russian: Герои Шипки, Geroi Shipki; in English: Shipka heroes; US title: Heroes of Shipka) is a 1955 Soviet Union/Bulgarian co-production drama film. It tells the story of the famous Battle of Shipka Pass during the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-78. The production companies behind the film are Boyana Film, Bulgar Film and Lenfilm.

The film won the Best Director Award at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival.
Awards
1955: Cannes: Best Director (tied with Jules Dassin for "Du rififi chez les hommes")
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