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The Ascent

Foreign

Not Rated

Box Office: $0.0M

Format

Boxart Format Release Date
Cri br3216 Blu-ray Criterion Collection
UPC: 715515254618
01/26/2021
Cri d3217d DVD Criterion Collection
UPC: 715515254717
01/26/2021

Release Dates

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Product Details

PRINCIPAL CAST

Boris Plotnikov, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Lyudmila Polyakova, Viktoriya Goldentul, Nikolai Sektimenko

DIRECTOR

Larisa Shepitko

SYNOPSIS

The crowning triumph of a career cut tragically short, Larisa Shepitko's final film won the Golden Bear at the 1977 Berlin Film Festival and went on to be hailed as one of the finest works of late-Soviet cinema. In the darkest days of World War II, two partisans set out for supplies to sustain their beleaguered outfit, braving the blizzard-swept landscape of Nazi-occupied Belarus. When they fall into the hands of German forces and come face-to-face with death, each must choose between martyrdom and betrayal, in a spiritual ordeal that lifts the film's earthy drama to the plane of religious allegory. With stark, visceral cinematography that pits blinding white snow against pitch-black despair, The Ascent finds poetry and transcendence in the harrowing trials of war.

GENRE

Foreign

RATING

Not Rated

RUN TIME

109 Minutes

STUDIO

Criterion Collection