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Heroes of Shipka

Original title
Geroite na Shipka (Heroes of Shipka)
Running time
137 min.
Soviet Union  (USSR) Soviet Union (USSR)
Arkadi Perventsev
Nikolai Kryukov, Filip Kutev
Mikhail Kirillov
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Co-production URSS-Bulgaria; Boyana Film / Bulgar Film / Lenfilm Studio
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.
1955: Cannes: Best Director (tied with Jules Dassin for "Du rififi chez les hommes")
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