Attack on Leningrad

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Attack on Leningrad
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Directed byAleksandr Buravsky
Produced byAleksandr Buravsky
Chris Curling
Peter Doyle
David Gamburg
Andre Gromkovski
Leo Zisman
Written byAleksandr Buravsky
Chris Solimine
StarringGabriel Byrne
Mira Sorvino
Aleksandr Abdulov
Vladimir Ilyin
Mikhail Efremov
Mikhail Trukhin
Yevgeni Sidikhin
Olga Sutulova
Kirill Lavrov
Armin Mueller-Stahl
Music byYuri Poteyenko
CinematographyVladimir Klimov
Edited byMariya Sergeyenkova
Release date
  • 19 September 2009 (2009-09-19) (Oldenburg International Film Festival)
  • 21 January 2010 (2010-01-21) (Russia)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Attack on Leningrad, or just Leningrad, is a 2009 war film written and directed by Aleksandr Buravsky, set during the Siege of Leningrad.[1]


In 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union and their troops besieged the city of Leningrad. A group of foreign journalists are flown in for one day, but one of them, Kate Davis (Mira Sorvino), is presumed dead and misses the flight out. Alone in the city, she is helped by Nina Tsvetkova (Olga Sutulova) a young and idealist police officer and together they fight for their own and other people's survival.



  1. ^ "Leningrad (Attack on Leningrad) (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 31 May 2012.

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