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A.k.a.
The Ascent
Year
1977
Runtime
111 min.
Director
Larisa Shepitko
Genres
Drama, War
Rating *
8.3
Votes *
2,756
Checks
1,668
Favs
293
Dislikes
15
Favs/checks
17.6% (1:6)
Favs/dislikes
20:1
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  1. Torgo's avatar

    Torgo

    Incredible from the cinematography to the music and morally-psychological depth. One of Russia's finest. 8 years 11 months ago
  2. Ondskap's avatar

    Ondskap

    I had no expectations when i watched this, and I was blown away. A must-see for fans of realistic war-movies that focuses on the psychological aspects on war, not the shootings and explotions. I also recomend "A Man Escaped" wich reminded me much about this movie: slow-paced and beautiful. 10 years 11 months ago
  3. slackhead's avatar

    slackhead

    Incredible. The acting, cinematography, pacing and story telling are all top notch. Despite being quite slow and having little in the way of war film 'action' it easily held my interest throughout and the ending is so stark and dramatic it stays with you for days.

    One of the best war films, on par with "Come and See"
    7 years 8 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #11 in BBC's The 100 Greatest Films Directed by Women
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  2. This movie ranks #13 in IMDb's 1970s Top 50
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  3. This movie ranks #18 in IMDb's War Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #26 in Berlin International Film Festival - Golden Bear
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  5. This movie ranks #37 in iCheckMovies's Most Favorited
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  6. This movie ranks #38 in Russian Guild of Film Critics's Best Russian Films
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  7. This movie ranks #41 in The Criterion Collection's Eclipse Series
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  8. This movie ranks #241 in Harvard's Suggested Film Viewing: Narrative Films
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  9. This movie ranks #357 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
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  10. This movie ranks #508 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  11. This movie ranks #597 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  12. This movie ranks #629 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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