History Film / NinthCompany

27th Mar '16 12:14:18 PM StFan
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''The 9th Company'' (Russian: 9 Рота) is a 2005 Russian–Finnish–Ukrainian film directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk and set during the UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan. The film is loosely based on the events of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Hill_3234 Battle for Hill 3234]]. The protagonists are a group of young recruits of the Soviet Airborne Troops, first arriving at boot camp in Soviet Central Asia and receiving combat training, until they are sent to the frontline where they are stationed in a remote base, surrounded with hostile locals. Soon, they find themselves ordered to hold a hilltop post at all cost, while the mujahideen decide to strike.

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''The 9th ''9th Company'' (Russian: 9 Рота) is a 2005 Russian–Finnish–Ukrainian film directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk and set during the UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan. The film is loosely based on the events of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Hill_3234 Battle for Hill 3234]]. The protagonists are a group of young recruits of the Soviet Airborne Troops, first arriving at boot camp in Soviet Central Asia and receiving combat training, until they are sent to the frontline where they are stationed in a remote base, surrounded with hostile locals. Soon, they find themselves ordered to hold a hilltop post at all cost, while the mujahideen decide to strike.



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13th Dec '15 10:44:41 AM Terran117
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* TokenMinority: Kurbashi, the only non-white soldier.

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* TokenMinority: Kurbashi, the only non-white soldier. His nationality is never exactly specified, but his actor Amadu Mamadakov, is a Mongol. Provided Kurbashi is from the Soviet Union, he could come from one of the central Asian republics.
20th Oct '15 9:41:53 AM Neakal
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* WorthyOpponent: How the intelligence officer views Afghan people, since they were never conquered in recorded history.

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* WorthyOpponent: WorthyOpponent:
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How the intelligence officer views Afghan people, since they were never conquered in recorded history.
20th Oct '15 9:41:35 AM Neakal
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** On a meta-level, while the Afghan fighters aren't treated sympathetically, the film takes the effort to show that they are experts in guerrilla warfare who know how to take advantage of the landscape against an opponent with superior firepower.
16th Sep '15 5:26:26 PM molotov
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* {{Fingore}}: Burning this time. Do ''not'' grab barrel of your machine gun after you just emptied all of its ammo.



* {{Overheating}}: Do ''not'' grab barrel of your machine gun after you just emptied all of its ammo.

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* {{Overheating}}: Do ''not'' grab barrel of your machine gun after you NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: For some baffling reason, the English dub gives all the enlisted men American accents -- california accents, and they all sound the same. All the officers have thick, subpar false Russian accents. This troper, who speaks both languages, advises using the Russian voice track, as the English is frankly painful. And the Russian just emptied all of its ammo.sounds so much more badass.



* ReliablyUnreliableGuns: This is probably the only film ever made where Soviet guns regularly jamms, overheat and have integrity problems. It's used both as PlayedForLaughs ''and'' RealityIsUnrealistic.
20th Apr '15 9:29:51 PM jormis29
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''The 9th Company'' (Russian: 9 Рота) is a 2005 Russian–Finnish–Ukrainian film directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk and set during the SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan. The film is loosely based on the events of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Hill_3234 Battle for Hill 3234]]. The protagonists are a group of young recruits of the Soviet Airborne Troops, first arriving at boot camp in Soviet Central Asia and receiving combat training, until they are sent to the frontline where they are stationed in a remote base, surrounded with hostile locals. Soon, they find themselves ordered to hold a hilltop post at all cost, while the mujahideen decide to strike.

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''The 9th Company'' (Russian: 9 Рота) is a 2005 Russian–Finnish–Ukrainian film directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk and set during the SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan.UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan. The film is loosely based on the events of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Hill_3234 Battle for Hill 3234]]. The protagonists are a group of young recruits of the Soviet Airborne Troops, first arriving at boot camp in Soviet Central Asia and receiving combat training, until they are sent to the frontline where they are stationed in a remote base, surrounded with hostile locals. Soon, they find themselves ordered to hold a hilltop post at all cost, while the mujahideen decide to strike.
20th Jan '15 8:06:28 PM hagagaga
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* DrillSergeantNasty: The drill sergeant in basic training is this perfectly.
12th Dec '14 1:17:18 PM Morgenthaler
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-->''They stood together while their country fell apart.''
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The 9th Company (Russian: 9 Рота) is a 2005 Russian–Finnish–Ukrainian film directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk and set during the SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan. The film is loosely based on the events of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Hill_3234 Battle for Hill 3234]]. The protagonists are a group of young recruits of the Soviet Airborne Troops, first arriving at boot camp in Soviet Central Asia and receiving combat training, until they are sent to the frontline where they are stationed in a remote base, surrounded with hostile locals. Soon, they find themselves ordered to hold a hilltop post at all cost, while the mujahideen decide to strike.

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-->''They [[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ninth-company-movie-poster_8165.jpg]]

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stood together while their country fell apart.''
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''The
9th Company Company'' (Russian: 9 Рота) is a 2005 Russian–Finnish–Ukrainian film directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk and set during the SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan. The film is loosely based on the events of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Hill_3234 Battle for Hill 3234]]. The protagonists are a group of young recruits of the Soviet Airborne Troops, first arriving at boot camp in Soviet Central Asia and receiving combat training, until they are sent to the frontline where they are stationed in a remote base, surrounded with hostile locals. Soon, they find themselves ordered to hold a hilltop post at all cost, while the mujahideen decide to strike.
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* WorthyOpponent: How the intelligence officer views Afghan people, since they were never conquered in recorded history.

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* WorthyOpponent: How the intelligence officer views Afghan people, since they were never conquered in recorded history.history.
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9th Dec '14 1:00:44 AM iwishihad2000feet
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* BoobyTrap: Patephone left a live grenade under killed Afgani, instructing the rest of soldiers how [[DeliberateValuesDissonance its important to]] ''[[DeliberateValuesDissonance always]]'' [[DeliberateValuesDissonance do that]].

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* BoobyTrap: Patephone left a live grenade under killed Afgani, Afghan, instructing the rest of soldiers how [[DeliberateValuesDissonance its important to]] ''[[DeliberateValuesDissonance always]]'' [[DeliberateValuesDissonance do that]].



* CallBack: After Vorobey scored his first kill, a grenade was left under the body of the Afgani he shot. [[spoiler: During his own HeroicSacrifice, he blows himself with a grenade]].

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* CallBack: After Vorobey scored his first kill, a grenade was left under the body of the Afgani Afghan he shot. [[spoiler: During his own HeroicSacrifice, he blows himself with a grenade]].



* DarkestHour: After a day-long battle, almost all named characters are dead. There is only a handful of soldiers left, surrounded by seemingly endless mass of Afgani fighters. Their highest ranking personel is ''Junior Sergeant''. They are almost out of ammo and without any means of calling backup.

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* DarkestHour: After a day-long battle, almost all named characters are dead. There is only a handful of soldiers left, surrounded by seemingly endless mass of Afgani Afghan fighters. Their highest ranking personel is ''Junior Sergeant''. They are almost out of ammo and without any means of calling backup.



* GunshipRescue: The Hind gunships in the end, [[BigDamnHeroes tearing Afgani fighters apart in slow-motion]]. [[spoiler: [[TheCavalryArrivesLate They arrive right after Lyutyy is a last man standing from his unit]]]].
* IShallTauntYou: An Afgani fighter starts shouting insults toward commander of garrison in broken Russian. While both sides find it amusing, after few laughts the Soviets promptly open fire. It's implied to be their ''local tradition''.

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* GunshipRescue: The Hind gunships in the end, [[BigDamnHeroes tearing Afgani Afghan fighters apart in slow-motion]]. [[spoiler: [[TheCavalryArrivesLate They arrive right after Lyutyy is a last man standing from his unit]]]].
* IShallTauntYou: An Afgani Afghan fighter starts shouting insults toward commander of garrison in broken Russian. While both sides find it amusing, after few laughts the Soviets promptly open fire. It's implied to be their ''local tradition''.



* MildlyMilitary: Hastly trained conscripts are sent from all over the Soviet Union to Afganistan. Poor military conduct is almost guaranteed - everyone is getting constantly drunk and abuse of new conscripts by older ones is a norm. On the other hand, things like sleeping during watch are summarily punished.

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* MildlyMilitary: Hastly trained conscripts are sent from all over the Soviet Union to Afganistan.Afghanistan. Poor military conduct is almost guaranteed - everyone is getting constantly drunk and abuse of new conscripts by older ones is a norm. On the other hand, things like sleeping during watch are summarily punished.



* PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler: The hill and the road protagonists were supposed to guard lost its strategic value. Due to a bureaucratic mess, the orders never reach them. But since all units are removed from that area, the Afgani feel free to attack in big numbers. The final result is death of everyone aside from a single soldier]]. All because an order didn't reach its destination.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler: The hill and the road protagonists were supposed to guard lost its strategic value. Due to a bureaucratic mess, the orders never reach them. But since all units are removed from that area, the Afgani Afghans feel free to attack in big numbers. The final result is death of everyone aside from a single soldier]]. All because an order didn't reach its destination.



* ScreamingWarrior: After both [[spoiler: Chugun and Vorobey]] are killed, Lyutyy picks up nearest {{BFG}} and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge starts mowing down the Afgani]], screaming at the top of his lungs. This is enough to get rest of the soldiers rally together and push a counter-attack.

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* ScreamingWarrior: After both [[spoiler: Chugun and Vorobey]] are killed, Lyutyy picks up nearest {{BFG}} and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge starts mowing down the Afgani]], Afghans]], screaming at the top of his lungs. This is enough to get rest of the soldiers rally together and push a counter-attack.



* UnflinchingWalk: The Afgani in the end. Having about twenty times bigger force than the Soviets may have something to do with that.

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* UnflinchingWalk: The Afgani Afghans in the end. Having about twenty times bigger force than the Soviets may have something to do with that.
6th Aug '14 11:09:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: ShaggyDogStory]]: [[spoiler: The whole final battle. The hill lost its strategic value and the unit was ordered to retreat... only the orders didn't come in time and the unit was forgotten.]]

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* [[spoiler: ShaggyDogStory]]: ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler: The whole final battle. The hill lost its strategic value and the unit was ordered to retreat... only the orders didn't come in time and the unit was forgotten.]]
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