A film dedicated to the women who died serving in the Red Army during WW2. It's obviously dated in some areas, the sequences in colour seem out of place to me and are rather distracting. Besides that - it's a memorable war story, well shot and acted, with beautifully peaceful scenery and all the little details of the senseless brutality of war. One of the Soviet classics.
The action scenes, both the impersonal (anti-aircraft gun) and the personal (the skirmishes with the enemy patrol), are excellent. The relationship between the master sergeant and his female warriors is handled with a delightfully light touch but unfortunately, during the last half hour (approximately) the screenplay gets a little too melodramatic.
The epitomy of a patriotic war film which extols the heroism of women soldiers who along with a (paternal) sergeant engage into a nearly suicidal reconnaissance mission jungle-like Russian forests. Rostotsky suspends all gender clichés, worshiping women's sexuality, innocence, determination, fallibility and enemy defiance. A definite influence on Klimov, it is a flowingly paced cascade of glorious pans and close-ups.
The Dawns Here are Quiet, with its close-ups of Communist symbols, nostalgic dream sequences and regular odes to the Motherland, doesn't stray too far from party history - this is not Come and See. But its depiction of battle is tense and realistic, particularly the scenes of guerilla warfare in the North Russian wilderness, and the film pays a deserved tribute to the millions of women who fought and died in WW2.
An elegy about Beauty and a requiem for History. The film reveals the eternal tragedy of war, enlightening that it is not only a men's affair. In fact no space for a rhetoric of heroism and bravery, so usual in war movies, is left: the five young soldier women, along with the sergent, reveal their humanity and fragility which appear with delicacy - like the quiet dawns the title refers to - in the night of History.
Hermosa película. Un trabajo de escritura y dirección brillantes que me mostraron una cara para mí desconocida de Rusia, su guerra y sobre todo el valor de sus mujeres. Se hace un poco larga, pero con descansar al final del capítulo 1 mantiene muy bien el ritmo. Verdaderamente memorable.
(3.7) Un filme con un solo punto de vista se vuelve interesante. Nunca vemos la visión de los alemanes, solo se mira el lado de los soviéticos y su visión del mundo. De algún modo, es una mirada machista en la cual las heroínas son lideradas, conducidas, perdonadas por el hombre que ve mejor que ellas la estrategia de la guerra. Con unos flashbacks elaborados desde el color y cierta teatralización, poca música...
158 m version. Rostotsky's WWII set film is a powerful and oft-moving tale of a sergeant holding off a troupe of German soldiers with only a handful of women soldiers. This Academy award nominated film well stands the passing of time remaining a powerful depiction of war, hope and survival.
Filmin ilk yarısında asker kadınları tek tek tanırken, ikinci yarısında doğa içindeki hallerini seyrediyoruz. Geçmişe dönüşlerde, anılar renkiyken, savaşın şimdi hali siyah beyaz çekilmiş ve bu tezat filme ayrı bir derinlik katmış. Filmde geçen şiirler, söylenen şarkılar ekradan taşıp size ulaşıyor.
masterpiece.stunning frames and successful editing.I liked every character's emotionally charged flashback scenes.Even current time in the movie portrayed with b&w consistency of the overall picture had a painterly style.There was a great balance at spaces on stage.for example bath scene of girls was looking like a painting jean leon gerome's.this is my opinion.Im sure director was influenced by this man.