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FROM ORYOL TO PRAGUE. BLACK KNIFE DIVISION

FROM ORYOL TO PRAGUE. BLACK KNIFE DIVISION (12+)

Russia, 2020, 82 min.
Director: PAVEL PETCHENKIN
In 1942, the Ural Volunteer Tank Corps entered the battle on the Oryol-Kursk Bulge. It is the only corps in the world created with money collected on a voluntary basis. Those who assembled these tanks fought in it. The competition for the right to fight in the corps was 14 people per seat. In the first battles at Oryol, every third soldier of almost 3,000 Perm soldiers died. Such was the bitter price of the victory. After the Kursk Bulge, Perm tankers took part in the liberation of Lvov, Poland, Berlin, Prague. Who are they, Perm participants of these battles? What did they look like, what did they think and what did they dream about?

PAVEL PETCHENKIN

PAVEL PETCHENKIN

was born in 1956. When he was young he created slide-films and experimental video-poetic theatre. From 1985 he was assistant director at «Permtelefilm». In 1987 he founded one of the first independent film studios in USSR – Novy Kurs (New Course). He has made over 40 films as a director and producer. Petchekin has been awarded multiple international film festivals’ prizes. He is the initiator for creating in Perm and Perm Krai a system of media-education. He is the President of IDFF Flahertiana, a member of the Russian Filmmakers Union, a member of the Russian Film Academy.

FILMOGRAPHY

Favourite, 1991, Satan’s Ashes, 1992, Makariev’s Day, 1992; About Olya in Captivity, 1993; Man Who Put Idea In, 1993; Story of Tyurin, artist and victim, 1994; Pictures from the provincial comic’s life, 1997; Dancing Lesson, 2007; Perm/PERMM, 2010; Days of Red Angels, 2012, Varlam Shalamov. Experience of a Youth, 2014; From Oryol to Prague. Black Knife Division, 2020.
Russia, 2020, 82 min.
Director: PAVEL PETCHENKIN
In 1942, the Ural Volunteer Tank Corps entered the battle on the Oryol-Kursk Bulge. It is the only corps in the world created with money collected on a voluntary basis. Those who assembled these tanks fought in it. The competition for the right to fight in the corps was 14 people per seat. In the first battles at Oryol, every third soldier of almost 3,000 Perm soldiers died. Such was the bitter price of the victory. After the Kursk Bulge, Perm tankers took part in the liberation of Lvov, Poland, Berlin, Prague. Who are they, Perm participants of these battles? What did they look like, what did they think and what did they dream about?