About the film
Release Date: July 29, 1939
|Genres||:||War, Drama, History|
|Production Companies||:||Kyiv Film Studio|
|Writers||:||Vsevolod Pavlovsky, Yuri Yanovsky|
Episodic story of the resistance to the German invasion of the Ukraine in 1918 during World War 1, and made as an example of the guerrilla warfare and fierce spirit in which Ukrainian peasants were again resisting Teuton onslaughts in 1939. Highlights a small band of guerrillas and their battles using scythes, shotguns and, often, just clubs against the Kaiser's army in the Ukrainian forests.