"Grandma has arrived!": 15 years of the film "In August 44th ..."
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This year marks the 15th anniversary of the film "In August 44th ...". Today we recall the most interesting facts about this film, which the FSB called the most reliable film about intelligence officers.
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1. Filming began in 1999. A year later, the Belarusian version of the film appeared, in 2001 - the Russian one. “A good gift for May 9th,” said Alexander Gradsky, who wrote “The Song of the Monument” for the film history about military intelligence officers, about the film.
2. “In August 1944…” is the second attempt to film the novel by Vladimir Bogomolov “The Moment of Truth”, chapters from which were published in 1965-1970 even before the book was published. under the titles "Killed during detention ...", "Take them all! ..", "Extraordinary wanted: In August forty-four."
3. In 1975, the famous Lithuanian film director Vytautas Zhalakyavichyus tried to make a film. Due to the death on October 21, 1975 of Bronius Babkauskas, who played the role of General Yegorov, the shooting was suspended.
4. The problems didn't end there. The then director of Mosfilm, Nikolai Sizov, told the director: “Vitas, you don’t understand what you shot! I don’t want to croak, but I’m afraid that we won’t be able to use this material at all.” Vladimir Bogomolov was also dissatisfied with the already filmed material, and decided not to continue any filming without the consent of the author. The picture was closed.
5. Film adaptation directed by Mikhail Ptashuk was more successful. However, Vladimir Bogomolov also did not like the result. “Due to the senselessness and ill-conceived improvisations of the director, most of the episodes turned out to be a failure, including the key ones, the most important ones,” the writer said and demanded to remove his name from the credits.
6. The performer of the role of Captain Alekhine, Evgeny Mironov, during the filming, came to Bogomolov with a huge list of questions. It contained 79 points.
7. The FSB liked the film. “Of those works, books and films that came out, including in Russia, I would name as the most reliable and close to reality material the book of Vladimir Bogomolov and its film adaptation, in which the life, life and work of Smersh counterintelligence officers are shown very close to reality ", - said the head of the registration and archival funds of the FSB of Russia, Lieutenant-General Vasily Khristoforov.
8. Alexander Abdulov auditioned for the role of Tamantsev, played by Vladislav Galkin.
9. It is believed that the heroes of the novel and the film had real prototypes. The prototype of Captain Alekhine died during the detention of enemy agents in December 1944 in Poland. The real Tamantsev died in the winter of 1945 in a trench battle. The prototype of the Guard Lieutenant Andrey Blinov, who never served in counterintelligence and was an artilleryman, ended the war as a Hero of the Soviet Union. According to Vladimir Bogomolov, an officer of the commandant's office who was involved in the search operation and during it behaved exactly like Anikushin, he knew personally. The senior of the operational-search group died, and this officer was seriously wounded.
10. Captain Alekhine is chasing a truck with the number "I 1-72-15", which brought up saboteurs. A truck with the same number participated in the filming of the first episode of the television series "On a nameless height."
11. The film's budget was over $5 million.
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