- Aug 17, 2018
Thanks Detroit, I’ll check those out.
Tagging @Detroitgator for a few other recommendations.
The Unknown Soldier is a really good Finnish war movie (based on a book); but if you liked 1944, this one is even better. Deals with the Continuation War of how the Finns invaded the Kola Peninsula during WWII and how the Russians eventually pushed them back. The full movie with subtitles is on YouTube (linking below). The first few minutes throws you into the thick of it, but stay watching, things will click and much of the action really happened (the main protagonist guy was supposedly a real dude from the author's unit).
Sunstroke was a Russian film that you can find for free on a few platforms (I know I watched it on Amazon, not sure if it's there anymore); but its a good period piece from the era before/during the Russian Civil War. Think of it somewhat like a Russian version of "Gone with the Wind" rather than a pure war flick; but it's a good period piece and has a lot of fascinating bits of history.