Year: 2007
UK DVD: Metrodome Distribution
Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Mira Sorvino, Aleksandr Abdulov, Vladimir Llyin, Mikhail Efremov, Mikhail Trukhin, Yevgeni Sidikhin
Director: Aleksandr Buravsky
Country: Russia / UK
UK: 106 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and bloody battle violence
UK DVD Release Date: 15 February 2010


This soaring, action-packed journey of heroism and sacrifice, in the sweeping tradition of "Black Book" and "The Red Baron", follows one crusading journalist's desperate fight to uncover the horrors buried within the infamous Nazi siege of Leningrad in the savage winter of 1941. With the enemy's grip closing ever tighter on the war-ravaged city, a makeshift band of survivors must battle to stay alive and fight for the ultimate prize: their freedom.

Inspired by true events, this is the tale of the tragedy that befell Leningrad during one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history.


"Heroes Under Siege" - go behind the challenging production of this intricate, stunningly detailed and epic recreation of one of history's most infamous and gripping conflicts.

"An Epic Vision" - an exclusive interview with the director on how he brought the impact of World War 11's most devastating siege to life.