A poster of Fortress of War. IMDb
The fighting and defense of the wall, marks the beginning of Operation Barbarossa, which took place during the German-Soviet War. The movie has been critically acclaimed for its near-perfect capturing of the events that took place. Another interesting fact is that the production did not cost much to depict or rather capture the events. Approximately $7 million was used in the production.
Fortress of War (2010) is a Russian production that portrays events that took place during World War II. After watching the film, the audience begins to understand the events of Brest Fortress, which was under attack from the Nazis on the 22nd of June, 1941. In an unrelenting effort, the film shows how the Russian forces defended the border for a record of nine days. The defense of the wall is under the brave leadership of Peter Gavrilov, Commissioner Efim Fomin, and Andrei Kizhevatov (the leader of the 9th Frontier). Brest Fortress is found in Belarus, and that forms the geographical location of where the events were taking place.
A scene from Fortress of War. Letterboxd
The events are narrated by Sashka Akimov, an adult, with the twist that the events are seen through the eyes of a young boy (Petya Klypa). The film depicts how the German forces advanced on Red Army Garrison, hosting 8000 soldiers, including their wives and children.
The film is centered around actual events that took place on June 22nd. The attack is organized and involves sending saboteurs to the garrison dressed in like the Russians. Things advance so fast that numerous buildings are quickly reduced to smithereens.
The horrific tale of these events begins with a slide containing a dedication to the fallen. The film focuses on the thematic representation of the war and the horrendous outcomes.