Voskhozhdeniye (The Ascent) (1978) - Rotten Tomatoes

Voskhozhdeniye (The Ascent) (1978)





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Two Soviet partisans depart their starving band on a short march to a nearby farm to get supplies. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into occupied territory, a voyage that will also take them deep into their souls.


Critic Reviews for Voskhozhdeniye (The Ascent)

All Critics (2)

The scenario's religious overtones notwithstanding, its brutal realism is overwhelming.

Full Review… | May 5, 2010
East Bay Express

Shepitko's chilling and emotionally gripping WWII psychological drama.

Full Review… | September 10, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Voskhozhdeniye (The Ascent)

The tight shots of Sotnikov's face with an almost christ like aura about him was as haunting as it was beautiful!

Juli Norwood
Juli Norwood

Two soldiers go in search of food. Much transpires and character is revealed. Gorgeous, evocative cinematography. About the only flaw is a too prolonged and excessively melodramatic ending.

Michael Harbour
Michael Harbour

certainly a beautifully made propaganda. the christian imagery seems weirdly blatant for a soviet film. this is on mosfilm's youtube channel

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

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